Assessors, Board of

State law reference c. 41 ┬ž 24


There shall be a board of assessors consisting of three members, one member of which shall be the principal assessor.

Authorities and Responsibilities

The board of assessors is responsible for the full and fair market valuation of real and personal property as of January 1 each year for the purpose of levying taxes. The board of assessors provides all necessary information to the city council in preparation for the annual classification hearing. The board hears and decides all questions relating to the abatement of taxes levied by it. The board has all of the other powers, duties and responsibilities that are given to boards of assessors by general laws.

The board of assessors is an advisory, regulatory and adjudicatory multiple-member body of the city. 

Contact Us

  1. Office of the Assessor 
    Joan Sarafin
    Principal Assessor

    City Hall
    210 Main St.
    Northampton, MA 01060

    Ph: 413-587-1200
    Fx: 413-587-1220

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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