Property Inspections

The Town of Shrewsbury Assessors' Office is required by the Department of Revenue Bureau of Local Assessment to conduct a data inspection of each parcel at least once every ten years.

The Assessors' Office has three employees who participate in an ongoing property inspection program to verify the data used to develop property tax assessments.  On-site inspections are conducted throughout the year, as well as for building permits and property sales.

Our Inspectors have Town-issued photo identification, an Assessors' field card of your property, and their vehicles are on record with the Shrewsbury Police Department.  They will take exterior measurements and photos of the house and detached structures, and will ask to enter the home to verify bedroom and bathroom count, physical condition and quality of construction.

Under no circumstances will the Inspector enter a home uninvited and without being accompanied by an adult resident 21 years of age or older.  If you are not available when the Inspector arrives and they need to perform an interior inspection, they will leave a bright-colored notice stating their name, the reason for the inspection, and asking you to contact us for an appointment.

A property owner can refuse entry for any reason.  However, the Assessors can deny any appeal if they are not allowed to inspect the property.

Please note: anyone on your property or asking to enter your home who does not have the credentials listed above is not from our office.  To confirm the identity of our staff, please call the Assessors' Office at 508-841-8501.