What is a Revaluation and why is it necessary?
Assessors in every city and town are responsible for developing a revaluation program to completely analyze and revalue all property within its borders every 3 years. In the 2 interim years between reevaluations, the assessor will adjust values in response to significant changes in the real estate market. Revaluations are required under Massachusetts law and are regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue's Bureau of Local Assessment. The rationale for revaluation and interim year adjustments is to always maintain property at fair market or fair cash value to ensure equity for all classes of property.

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1. I’m a new owner. Why did I receive my tax bill in the former owner’s name?
2. How do market conditions affect my assessment?
3. What does full and fair cash value mean?
4. What is a Residential Exemption?
5. How do you determine market value?
6. I purchased my property in calendar year 2015. When do I qualify for a residential exemption?
7. What is a Statutory Exemption?
8. When are real property tax bills mailed and payments due?
9. I live in Chestnut Hill, why haven't I received my motor vehicle excise bill?
10. What is a Tax Classification Hearing?
11. How do I change my address for my Motor Vehicle Excise Tax?
12. What is the difference between Real and Personal Property?
13. What is a Revaluation and why is it necessary?