The Assessors' Office is responsible for administering Massachusetts property tax laws effectively and equitably. The Assessors are required to produce an accurate and fair appraisal of all taxable property in the Town.
Taxable property would include not only real estate, but also the personal property of businesses as well. The motor vehicle excise tax is also administered through the Assessors' Office.
The Board of Assessors determines the assessment of each property in the town, and classifies each property according to its use (Residential, Comercial, Industrial or Personal Property).
This information is used by the Town Council to determine the Classification Shift between residential and business properties each year. On December 12, 2011, the Town Council adopted a 163% Classification Shift for Fiscal Year 2012.
FISCAL YEAR 2013 TAX RATES
Residential Tax Rate: $17.26
Commercial (CIP) Tax Rate: $31.47
The Assessors’ Office maintains a public access computer terminal, which is available Monday – Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. The data includes the property owners' name, total living area, building footprint, land area, and total assessed value broken down by land value and building value.
The Assessors' Office is conducting a town wide cyclical reassessment program. This initiative is an ongoing process. Our plan is to inspect every home at least once every ten years.
The Principal Assessor and staff are available to answer your questions during regular office hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2011 Report of the Board of Assessors
The Board of Assessors and I would like to thank the Assessing Office staff for their hard work and dedication over the past year. The efforts of the staff allowed us to accomplish each of our goals this year.
In calendar year 2011, the Town of Randolph saw a decrease in residential property values. The average single family home assessment dropped from $252,900 last year to this year’s average of $250,800 (-0.64%). The Commercial and Industrial dropped
The Board of Assessors and the Assessor’s Office staff conducted the Fiscal Year 2012
Interim Year Adjustment on all real estate and personal property in Randolph. On November 7th, 2011 the Board has received final certification of the assessed values from the Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue.
At the Tax Classification hearing held on November 28th, 2011 the Town Council adopted a tax classification shift of 1.63%. The shift adopted by the Council resulted in a residential tax rate for Fiscal Year 2012 of $16.03 per thousand dollars of assessed value. The resulting commercial/industrial tax rate for FY2012 is $29.12 per thousand dollars of assessed value.
I have tremendously enjoyed working with everyone over the past year and look forward to a productive New Year.
Joseph W. Galvam, Chairman
John A. Peppe, Board Member
Ricardo Telemaque, Board Member
Jolanta R. Briffett, Principal Assessor