The Assessors' Office is responsible for determining the full and fair cash value of all real and personal property in the Town of Milford and the administration of Massachusetts General Laws relating to municipal finance and taxation.
Additional duties of the Assessors' Office include, but are not limited to: administering motor vehicle excise tax, participation during the classification hearing and subsequent submission of the Tax Rate Recap, processing abatements, exemptions, deferrals of tax, defending assessed values at the Appellate Tax Board, maintenance of tax assessment maps, annual GIS parcel updates, and oversight of the Town's overlay reserve account.
The Milford Assessors' Office and the Board of Assessors, as a professional team, are responsible for measuring the value of real and personal property as well as motor vehicle excise tax administration and ensuring that owners of such property pay their fair and equitable share of the tax burden based upon those values. The Assessors' Office establishes real and personal property assessments for ad valorem taxation, administer property tax laws in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws and the guidelines of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. The assessor is also responsible for meeting the certification requirements of the Department of Revenue. To meet these requirements, the assessors are obliged to revalue all properties yearly, and once every five years undergo a state recertification audit. In addition to certification duties, the Board also makes themselves available to provide our customers, internal and external, with prompt, factual, unbiased, honest, professional service. Our overall mission is public service.
Our vision is to be a model of assessment administration with a reputation for delivering impartial, accurate, and understandable valuations. Our work environment will promote integrity, honesty, teamwork and inclusion; will develop and challenge individual skills; and will encourage open communication to respect everyone's opinions. The staff will be committed, empowered, employees who are dedicated to the success and growth of the department and the Town of Milford.