Sunday, August 28, 2016

Tax Assessor

 

Quick Links

Important Dates and Deadlines • Forms
Tax Exemption Guidelines • Senior Exemptions
Tax Maps • Proration
Assessor’s Notice

Real Estate Data

Property Record Cards  :Provides information on individual properties, including ownership, recent sales, sketch, photo, land size, and property characteristics.

For access to current property information, please come into the office.

Hopkinton Tax Roll and Tax Bills – provides ownership, assessment, exemptions, and tax info for the current year.

Tax Exemption Guidelines (as of February 20, 2007) 

  • Regular Exemption Veteran $6,700
  • Unmarried Widow/Widower Veteran $6,700
  • Totally Disabled Service Related $13,500
  • Gold Star Parent $21,500
  • Specially Adapted Housing $30,000
  • Blind Exemption $32,000

Important Dates and Deadlines

January 31

Deadline for filing:

  • Annual Real Estate True and Exact Account
  • Annual Business Tangible Personal Property
  • Farm, Forest, and Open Space Renewal
  • Deadline for New Applications for Farm, Forest & Open Space Program

February 15

  • Deadline for filing Camper Valuations

March 15

Deadline for filing:

  • Annual Real Estate True and Exact Account (with extension)
  • Annual Business Tangible Personal Property (with extension)
  • Senior Exemption
  • Veteran Exemption
  • Wheelchair Lift Adapted Vehicle Exemption

June 15

  • Certification of Values

June 25

  • Certification of Tax Roll after Financial Town Meeting

August 29

  • Deadline for Filing Appeal of  Motor Vehicle Tax

December 7

  • Deadline for Filing Application for Appeal of Real Property Tax

December 31

  • Assessment Date

 

Senior Exemption 65 Or Older Eligibility:

Upon application

  • Must be 65 years or older as of December 31st of previous year
  • Must have owned home for 5 years
  • Must be a resident of Hopkinton for a minimum of 5 years 

Income Less Than…    

 Valuation Discount

  $17,622 or less
60% Discount
  $17,623 - $22,428
50% Discount
  $22,429 - $27,234
40% Discount
  $27,235 - $32,040
30% Discount
  $32,041- $36,045
20% Discount
  $36,046 - $40,050
10% Discount

85 and Older Exemption- 10% valuation discount

Upon application

  • Must be 85 years or older as of December 31st of previous year
  • Must have owned home for 5 years
  • Must be a resident of Hopkinton for a minimum of 5 years
  • No income requirements

Information on Proration

Properties will be valued as of December 31st of each year based on the previous revaluation date and billed in September. New construction completed after December 31 will be assessed from the C.O. (certificate of occupancy) date or date completed to the end of year and billed between July and November.