Assessor

  1. Applications for Exemptions and Deferrals
  2. Property Tax Relief Brochure
  3. Motor Vehicle Abatement Application
  4. Requirements for Applying for a Motor Vehicle Abatement
  5. Billing Address Change
  6. Search the Assessor's Online Database
  7. Residential Properties - Data Collection Manual
  8. Lexington Neighborhood Map
    Neighborhoods in Mass Appraisal assist in the delineation of comparable properties. The attached map shows those delineations and was reviewed by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue as part of the preparation for the Fiscal Year 2015 recertification. The map legend depicts the various Neighborhood codes which are represented by different colors. Each Lexington parcel with a designation from the legend is shown on this map.

Description of Services

The Assessor's Office is responsible for the valuation of Lexington's real and personal property. The Town Assessor is appointed by the Town Manager and supervised by the Assistant Town Manager for Finance. The Assessing staff collect, compile, and verify data for the valuation of all real estate and personal property.  The Town Manager also appoints a three-member Board of Assessors to review requests for abatements, approve tax exemptions, and provide policy guidance regarding the operations of the Assessor's Office.

According to Massachusetts General Laws, assessments must undergo a recertification program every third year that is audited and certified by the Department of Revenue (D.O.R.). Additionally, Lexington annually updates the values. The updated values must be approved by the D.O.R each year.  Values are adjusted annually to reflect market value as of the assessment date.

The Assessors’ Office conducted a revaluation of all commercial personal property in Lexington using the services of Real Estate Research Consultants, Inc (RRC).

Community Preservation Act (CPA) Information

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) was adopted by Lexington voters on March 6, 2006. The Act establishes a Community Preservation Fund financed by property tax surcharges and matching revenues from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The CPA is administered by a Community Preservation Committee.

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Robert Lent Director of Assessing 781-698-4575
Michael Golden Residential Field Manager/Assistant Assessor 781-698-4571
Sandra Pentedemos Administrative Assessor/Office Manager 781-698-4574
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