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 9, 2013, the Town Council adopted a 1.59% Classification Shift for Fiscal Year 2014.
FISCAL YEAR 2014 TAX RATES
Residential Tax Rate: $18.17
Commercial (CIP) Tax Rate: $32.11
The Assessors’ Office maintains a public access computer terminal, which is available Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 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.
2013 Annual Report
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. We would also like to welcome Robert Curran Jr. as a new member to The Board of Assessors.
In calendar year 2013, the Town of Randolph saw a decrease in residential property values. The average single family home assessment dropped form $235,600 last year to this year’s average of $233,500.
The Board of Assessors and the Assessors Office staff conducted the Fiscal Year 2014 Interim Year Adjustment on all Real Estate and Personal Property in Randolph. On November 30th, 2012 the Board has received final certification of the assessed values from the Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue.
At the Tax Classification hearing held on December 9th, 2013 the Town Council adopted a tax classification shift of 1.59%. The shift adopted by the Council resulted in a residential tax rate for Fiscal Year 2014 of $18.17 per thousand dollars of assessed value. The resulting commercial/industrial tax rate for FY2014 is $32.11 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.
John A. Peppe, Board Member
Robert Curran Jr. Board Member
Jolanta R. Briffett, Principal Assessor