Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts
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Assessor

Comptroller

Treasurer/Collector

Finance Department

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Current year tax rates -

Residential: $15.51 per $1,000 of assessed value

Commercial, Industrial, Personal Property: $29.76 per $1,000 of assessed value

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

Assessor's Office

Contact Information

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) 698-4570
                          or
                   (781) 862-0500 and then use the extension 84570.
                   You will then be directed to the party you are looking for. 
 
Fax:  (781) 861-2733  

Personnel Directory:

Director of Assessing Robert F. Lent (781) 698-4570
Senior Assessor Bruce Morgan  
Appraiser/Inspector Elaine Melahouris  
Appraiser/Inspector John Damiano  
Administrative Assistant Sandra Pentedemos  
Municipal Clerk Susan McLaughlin  

 


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 2014 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.

Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts
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