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Effective immediately and until further notice: All Fields (Town or School Property and including the High School and Deerfield Tracks), Playgrounds, Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts are CLOSED

The following public buildings are closed to the public: Town Hall, Public Library, Council on Aging, ICC/Youth & Family Services, Carby Street which includes Public Works, Building Department and Economic Development, Recreation Department including the pool.  

A green drop box is located in front of Town Hall for residents to drop off payments and other correspondence.  

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Board of Assessors

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • I sold my property and still received a real estate tax bill. What should I do?

  • I recently purchased a house in Westwood but the tax bill still has the previous owner's name on it. When will this change?

  • How is my property assessed?

  • Why does my newly released assessed value not reflect the value of my house today?

  • Am I required to allow the Assessor to inspect my property?

  • What is the fiscal year and what is the effective date for valuation?

  • How often do you re-assess properties in Town?

  • What if I disagree with the assessed valuation of my home?

  • What is Proposition 2 1/2?

  • Where can I get a copy of the deed to my property?

  • What is the difference between a real estate tax exemption and an abatement?

  • Is there a way I can reduce my property taxes?

  • Why did I receive a door hanger note indicating that the Assessor has dropped by to inspect my house?