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Assessors

 

Assessor Page Rob Pic 2 5.9.18Robert L. Alford II

 

Robbie has been the Chief Assessor for the Town of Easton since June 2008. He has been in the Assessing field since 1994, serving on a Board of Assessors and later as an Assessor.  In 1998, he received his Massachusetts Accredited Assessor designation from the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Bristol County Assessors Association, where he currently serves as president.

 

It is the job of the Board of Assessors to assess all Real and Personal Property at Market Value. The Department of Revenue certifies this every year. The Assessors Office generates the bulk of the revenue for the Town of Easton through Real Estate Taxes. The Real Estate bills are mailed twice a year with payment due August 1st, November 1st, February 1st, and May 1st. The Fiscal Year runs from July 1st through June 30th. Easton adopted June 30th as the assessment date and also adopted the law concerning supplemental assessments on new construction.

FY2018 Real Estate Tax Rate: $16.21

Board of Assessors:

 

  Position
Term Ends:
Michael J. McKenna
 Chairman
2019
Raymen A. Morrell
 Vice Chairman
2020
Scott J. Timulty
 Clerk
2021

 

STAFF:

Chief Assessor
(508) 230-0520 
ralford@easton.ma.us
Assessors' Assistant
(508) 230-0522 
eweene@easton.ma.us
Office Assistant


 

Please visit our frequently asked questions page.

 

Notices:


Cyclical Inspections of Property 

The Easton Assessors’ Office is in the process of doing cyclical inspections of real estate properties throughout the town, as well as inspections for building permits and new sales. The inspections are being done during the next few months with inspectors going door-to-door throughout neighborhoods to do inspections of both the interior and exterior of properties.   Ann William, Renee Brabart and Kyle Sullivan will have a letter from the Assessors office and/or Town identification.
KYLE SULLIVANKyle Sullivan

Among the streets the Assessor' will visit are Sandstone Drive, King Arthur Road, Lancelot Lane, Guinevere Road, Beaver Dam Road, Abbey Road, Alderwood Drive, Spooner Street, Western Avenue, Coughlin Road, Dailey Avenue, Columbus Avenue, Day Street, Caroline Road, Holmes Street, Howland Court, Jenny Lind Street, Kemp Drive, Pleasant Street, Hollis Road, Tyson, Road, Wilbur Street, Porter Street, Pheasant Lane, Kimberly Drive, Evergreen Drive and Bourne Road.

Inspections for building permits and recent sales are being done by the town’s Chief Assessor Robert Alford and  Assessors’ Assistant Ellen Weene, who will have Town identification with his or her photograph.

Inspections for building permits that were pulled July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 will be performed by Assessors Assistant Ellen Weene throughout the months of June, July and August 2018.

Inspections of the interior of the property will not be done unless a person age 18 or older is present. If no one is available for the interior inspection, a notice will be left on the doorknob requesting that the resident call the
Assessors’ Office at 508-230-0520 to set up appointment to view the property’s interior.

The Department of Revenue requires that every community re-inspect its real estate periodically. The state suggests reviewing a portion of properties every year rather than having a huge expense for all inspections in one year’s budget. As a result, the Easton Board of Assessors inspects some of its property every year. In addition to meeting state requirements, the objective of this project is to assure the accuracy of the Town’s assessing data.

  

The Board of Assessors urges the public to be cooperative with the inspector and understand that by assuring the accuracy of assessing information, the Town will ensure that every homeowner pays only his or her fair share in taxes. Realtors, appraisers and banks also use our data.  By making sure the Assessors’ Office has accurate information, you are also helping yourself.