Find Franklin County Massachusetts assessor, assessment, auditor's, and appraiser's office, revenue commissions, GIS, and tax equalization departments. Assessors provide information on property and land tax assessment, property listings, values, valuations, property search, and records.
Ashfield Assessor 412 Main Street Ashfield MA 01330 413-628-4441
Buckland Assessor 17 State Street Shelburne Falls MA 01370 413-625-2335
Charlemont Assessor 157 Main Street Charlemont MA 01339 413-339-8586
Colrain Assessor 55 Main Road Colrain MA 01340 413-624-3356
Gill Town Assessor 325 Main Road Gill MA 01354 413-863-0138
Greenfield Assessor 14 Court Square Greenfield MA 01301 413-772-1546
Leverett Town Assessor 9 Montague Road Leverett MA 01054 413-548-4945
New Salem Assessor 24 South Main Street New Salem MA 01355 978-544-5814
Pacific County Assessor 8 Conway Street Deerfield MA 01373 413-665-7184
Whately Assessor 194 Chestnut Plain Road Whately MA 01373 413-665-3470
Most jurisdictions have an appeal process for contesting an assessment. While the specific rules vary from one locality to the next, the process typically involves a hearing before an assessment appeal board. Taxpayers who have concerns about their assessment should visit their local Assessor's Office or its website to learn about the appeal process and what information is required in order to appeal a property tax assessment.
The formula used to calculate property taxes varies by location. Your assessment is one part of your property tax calculation. Your property tax payment is calculated by multiplying your property's assessed value, or in some cases half of the assessed value, by the tax rate for your location.
Market value is the likely selling price of a property based on current market conditions. In some jurisdictions, the Assessor calculates an assessed value by applying a factor, for example 70%, to the market value. The assessed value is then used to calculate the taxes for that property.