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Current year tax rates - $15.2 per $1,000 of assessed value for residential and $28.97 per $1,000 of assessed value for commercial and industrial properties and for personal property -reflected in 3rd quarter FY2013 tax bills that were mailed at the beginning of January 2013.
FY2014 Tax Classification Packet
Property Tax Relief Programs brochure
Overview of the Commercial and Industrial Property Assessment Process (posted 1/18/11
Change of Address Form
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Postal Address: 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Location: Town Hall, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Ground Floor
Telephone: (781) 862-0500 + extension 315. From here you will be directed to the party you are looking for.
Fax: (781) 861-2733
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).
FY 2013 Tax Information
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.