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Assessors Office

Chief Assessor - David A. Billard

Town Offices - 36 Bartlet St, Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 978-623-8930
Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday

Board Members: Dennis M. Adams, Chairman, David A. Billard, Lewis C. Trumbore.

The Board of Assessors is responsible for the valuation of all real estate and personal property items in the Town. The Board hears appeals in these two categories along with motor vehicle excise. The Assessors are also responsible for the awarding of nearly 350 property tax exemptions on an annual basis. Major exemption groups include senior citizens, disabled veterans, widows and widowers, and individuals classified as blind.

The Board of Assessors updates values of all property on an annual basis. Values updated for Fiscal Year 2016 are based on sales that took place in calendar year 2014. The Board is responsible for meeting all Massachusetts Department of Revenue guidelines for property valuations, reporting of valuations and tax billing.

The Assessor's Department gathers vast amounts of property and ownership related information that is available to the general public. More than 5,000 requests for public records and information are received and processed on an annual basis.

Andover's FY2016 Tax Rates:

$ 14.82 - Residential and Open Space
$ 25.99 - Commercial/Industrial & Personal Property

When are taxes due:

Taxes are due quarterly on the following dates: August 1st - November 1st - February 1st - May 1st

Automobile Excise

Abatement Applications must be signed and returned to the Assessors Office, 36 Bartlet St, Andover, MA 01810. For Answers to Auto Excise Questions, please call 978-623-8930.

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