Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts
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Assessor

Comptroller

Treasurer/Collector

Finance Department

Search the Assessor's FY2014 Online Database
(click "Enter Online Database" button on the Welcome screen).

FY14 tax rates -
 
Residential: $15.51 per $1,000 of assessed value
 
Commercial, Industrial, Personal Property: $29.56 per $1,000 of assessed value

FY2015 Tax Classification Packet

FY15 Property Tax Relief Programs brochure

Overview of the Commercial and Industrial Property Assessment Process  (posted 1/18/11

Billing Address/Name Change Form

Assessor's Office

Proposed Fiscal Year 2015 assessed property values have been posted. You can review your proposed assessment online (click "Enter Online Database" button on the Welcome screen) or at the Assessing Department in the Town Office Building, 1625 Massachusetts Ave. These values are subject to final approval by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.  Once approved, final values will be reflected on your 3rd quarter fiscal year 2015 tax bill which should be mailed on or about December 31, 2014.

The following document is utilized by Town staff and serves as the framework for categorizing the property characteristics of residential properties in Lexington for the purpose of determining assessed values for the taxation of property.
Residential Properties, FY2015 Recertification Year
Data Collection Manual

Contact Information

Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Postal Address:  1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420 
Location:  Town Hall, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Ground Floor 
Telephone: 781-698-4570                         
Fax:  781-861-2733  

Personnel Directory:

Director of Assessing Robert F. Lent 781-698-4570
Senior Assessor    
Appraiser/Inspector Elaine Melahouris  
Appraiser/Inspector John Damiano  
Administrative Assistant Sandra Pentedemos  
Municipal Clerk Susan McLaughlin  

 


Description of Services

The Assessor's Office is responsible for the valuation of Lexington's real and personal property. The Town Assessor is appointed by the Town Manager and supervised by the Assistant Town Manager for Finance. The Assessing staff collect, compile, and verify data for the valuation of all real estate and personal property.  The Town Manager also appoints a three-member Board of Assessors to review requests for abatements, approve tax exemptions, and provide policy guidance regarding the operations of the Assessor's Office.

According to Massachusetts General Laws, assessments must undergo a recertification program every third year that is audited and certified by the Department of Revenue (D.O.R.). Additionally, Lexington annually updates the values. The updated values must be approved by the D.O.R each year.  Values are adjusted annually to reflect market value as of the assessment date.

The Assessors’ Office conducted a revaluation of all commercial personal property in Lexington using the services of Real Estate Research Consultants, Inc (RRC).

 

FY 2014 Tax Information

Community Preservation Act (CPA) Information

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) was adopted by Lexington voters on March 6, 2006. The Act establishes a Community Preservation Fund financed by property tax surcharges and matching revenues from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The CPA is administered by a Community Preservation Committee.

 
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