The FY2020 Residential Tax Rate is $18.47. The Commercial/Industrial/Personal Property Tax Rate is $18.44. (Rates are per $1000 of assessed valuation)
PROPERTY DATA INSPECTIONS - The Board of Assessor's are in the process of conducting periodic property data inspections beginning November 2019. These inspections will take place during weekday hours. Inspection notices and questionnaires were mailed to properties to be inspected. The data collector is a representative of the Assessors' Office from Regional Resource Group who will carry a field ID card, use a personal vehicle, and will be checking in with the Harvard Police Department daily prior to start of inspections. The property inspection takes only several moments and includes an exterior inspection and measure of improvements and an interior verification of data such as bedroom and bathroom count, physical condition, square footage of living space. This ensures that the data which your assessments are based is correct and will result in full and fair cash value. We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact our office with any questions you may have.
The role of the Assessors Office, under the direction of the Board of Assessors, is to list and value all Real and Personal Property throughout the town of Harvard. The Department of Revenue requires that all property is valued at full and fair cash value which ensures that all property owners pay their fair and equitable share of the yearly tax burden. The Assessors are obligated to revalue all properties yearly and, once every three years, undergo a state recertification audit.
The Assessors Office also administers the following programs:
- Real Estate and Personal Property Abatements
- Personal Property Forms of List
- Real Estate Exemptions
- Chapter Land
- 3ABC Exemptions
- Income & Expense Forms
- Motor Vehicle Abatements
- Abutters Lists
- Name/Address Changes
- Map updates
The Assessors Office is available to answer your questions and concerns during regular business hours. You may also contact us by email. We are happy to provide assistance in filling out abatement applications, chapter applications and exemption applications. Our goal is to provide courteous and efficient service.
Harvard's Geographic Information System (GIS) is now available to the public. Click here for more details.
|Carol Dearborn||Assistant Assessor||(978) 456-4100 ext 315|