Board of Assessors

FY2020 TAX CLASSIFICATION PRESENTATION

 The Tax Classification Act of 1978 allows communities to have separate tax rates for different classes of property and allows the Board of Selectmen to make a decision on an annual basis as to whether or not to shift the tax burden from one class of property to another.  Should the Board of Selectmen decide to shift the tax burden, they also must adopt a residential factor which will determine the percentage of the tax levy to be paid by the residential property owners.  This results in two different tax rates (known as a “split tax rate”). Shifting the burden from the residential taxpayers to the commercial, industrial and personal property taxpayers does not change the total levy to be taxed, but rather it changes the allocation of the tax levy to be borne by each class. (read more)
 

Board Members

NameTitleTerm Expires

Member

2023

Amy Davidson

Member

2021

Shana Lecours

Member

2022

Assistant Assessor

Term Expires

2023