Check out the FY 2021 Preliminary Property Database.
**ASSESSOR’S DEPARTMENT COVID-19 NOTICE**
Due to the local and statewide emergency, the Assessor’s Department is doing its best to maintain services. Department staff continue to answer questions under a revised policy. The best way to communicate with staff is via email (Assessors@brooklinema.gov) and voicemail (617-730-2060). All services are subject to change without notice due to the fluid and constantly changing nature of this situation.
We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.
FY2020 Tax Classification Hearing
The Select Board’s FY2020 Tax Classification Hearing was held on Tuesday December 3, 2019. The Board of Assessors made a presentation containing information and analysis to assist the members of the Select Board in determining the FY2020 tax rates and residential exemption amount. You can view the department’s tax classification presentation (PDF) and additional hearing materials (PDF).
The Department of Revenue previously approved the last fiscal year’s tax rates for FY2020:
FY2020 Tax Rates & Residential Exemption
Residential Tax Rate: $9.45/ $1,000
Commercial Tax Rate: $15.53/ $1,000
Residential Exemption Amount: $292,060
Residential Exemption Tax Amount: $2,759.97
Applications for abatement can be filed once the actual tax bills are issued. Filing deadline was February 3, 2020. Abatement application forms and additional information request statements are in the Forms Section under property income and expense reports, including 1,2,3 family properties and residential condominiums.
The Assessors have made several fliers to help taxpayers and others understand the requirements and benefits of certain state statutory tax exemption programs. A summary of available exemptions and applications can be found in the Tax Assistance Programs section of the website.
Applications for statutory exemptions can be filed by April 1, 2021. Application forms can be downloaded from this site in the Tax Assistance Programs section or call the Assessor’s Office for assistance at 617-730-2060.
Abutter’s List Request Form
To request a Certified Abutter’s List from the Assessors, print out and complete the attached form (PDF) and send it to Assessors by Fax (617) 739-7572, or Mail to: Assessor’s Office 333 Washington St. Brookline, MA 02445 along with a $10.00 deposit. The total fee for the certified list will be determined based on the number of abutters.
About the Department
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for administering the property tax and motor vehicle excise tax for the Town of Brookline. The property tax includes real estate and tangible personal property.