The Assessor's Department maintains an assessment system that can develop fair and equitable values for all classes of property through the use of a sophisticated computer-assisted mass appraisal system. Our staff is available to answer taxpayer questions about abatements, excise taxes, exemptions, and property identification. An informed taxpayer has a better understanding of the valuation processes and the services allowed by law for taxpayers.
Fiscal Year 2024 Tax Rate Information
- The Fiscal Year 2024 Tax Rate is will be certified by the DOR sometime in November, 2023
- Click HERE to view the Fiscal 2023 Classification Hearing Presentation (Fiscal 2024 Classification Hearing Presentation will be posted in late-October, 2023)
- Click HERE to view information on Understanding Your Fiscal 2024 Real Estate Tax Bill
- Click HERE to view information explaining Proposition 2 1/2
Fiscal Year 2024 Property Value Information
- Click HERE to see the 2024 Single Family Property Values
- Click HERE to see the 2024 Condominium Values
- Click HERE to see the 2024 Personal Property Values
Fiscal Year 2024 Standing With Shrewsbury Tax Relief Application
- Standing with Shrewsbury is a new tax relief fund approved at Town Meeting in May, 2022. This program is funded through donations and is available to residents who are over 65 with limited income and assets, or those who are disabled. Income and asset limits for Fiscal 2024 will be set in Fall, 2023. All applicants must have owned and occupied property in Shrewsbury for 10 years. Applications will be available after October 1, 2023 and will be due in the Assessors' Office by 4:30 pm by April 1, 2024.
- Click HERE to see the Fiscal 2024 Tax Relief Fund Application
About the Assessor's Department
The Assessor's Department employs:
- Office Assistant
- Assistant to Assessor
- Assistant Assessor
- Principal Assessor
The financial process within local government begins in the Assessor's Office.
The funding for the operation of local government is provided from several sources:
- Local receipts (permit fees, excise tax, etc.)
- Property tax (real estate and personal property tax)
- State funding (local aid)
The legislative body of local government establishes the amount of funding required and approves the annual budget. In Shrewsbury the legislative body is the representative Town Meeting.
It is the Assessor's responsibility to determine how much of the total budget requirements are attributable to the property tax and distribute it evenly and fairly based upon the assessed values established by the assessment process.
The primary responsibility of the assessor is to assess property values. The assessment process is conducted through what is termed computer-assisted mass appraisal (CAMA).With more than 13,000 parcels to assess it is an absolute necessity that the most up to date and accurate computer process is used.
The assessor does not determine how much your taxes will be. They determine assessed value only; the tax rate is determined by the budget approved at Town Meeting, which is applied to your value to calculate each individual bill.