Assessing FAQs

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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?