Board of Assessors

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October 2014

Personal Tax Exemptions:
This month the Assessor’s office will be mailing out applications for fiscal year 2015 personal exemptions. Those eligible for this exemption include veterans with disabilities, low-income elderly, and the blind.  Those taxpayers who have applied and qualified in prior years will automatically receive applications, which are due March 31, 2015. If you would like to learn if you qualify, please click here or see the applications below for further details.

August 2014

Assessor’s School:
The Assessors attended the 59th annual Assessor’s School at UMASS in Amherst, furthering their education through classes from the Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO).
July 2014
Property Inspections:
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue, as a quality control measure, requires cities and towns to make a sincere effort to inspect all property over a 9 year cycle to verify and update existing data. Accurate property data is essential for developing uniform valuations of properties.
We’d like to thank all Longmeadow property owners for their patience and cooperation as we complete our community-wide data collection (“Full Measure and List”). This process began in April 2013, and was recently completed in July 2014.
Sincerely,
Robert Leclair, Principal Assessor (413) 565-4115.

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Abatements:

Did you know that you pay an excise tax on your vehicle each year for the entire calendar year? And if you transfer ownership of the vehicle and either cancel or transfer the plates to another car, you may be entitled to an abatement (refund) of the balance of the tax paid for the year through December? Also, active military personnel stationed in MA whose domicile is in another state are exempt from MA excise tax.
To learn more about your options, click here. And if you need an application to apply for the abatement, click here. Applications must be accompanied with the correct supporting documents to qualify for the tax abatement.

 

THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS

Michael Zeller – Chairman

Carolyn Reed

Staff:

Robert P. Leclair, Principal Assessor 

Nancy Cole, Assistant Assessor

Taxpayer Information…

View your property card here:    Vision Appraisal Technology

Vision Appraisal is a private company hired by the Town of Longmeadow to maintain virtual access to Assessors property records. View property information and print property cards.

View plot plans here:  Longmeadow (GIS) Geographic Information System

Geographically referenced property information 

The FY2014 tax rate has been set at $23.15 per $1,000 of assessed value

The Longmeadow Select Board voted to keep a single tax rate for all classes of property.

Contact the Assessor:

           Call:             413-565-4115

Or visit the office:            Monday-Thursday between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:15-noon

Applications & Forms:

Adobe PDF forms which can be filled in on the computer, printed and then returned to the Assessors’ Office located at 20 Williams Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106.

  • Personal Exemptions:

Further information from the assessor’s office:

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information

Other forms and publications can be found at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website.

If you have any questions on your valuation, assessment, abatements or exemptions, you should contact the Assessors’ Office at 565-4115.

For email access, send correspondence to Robert Leclair, Principal Assessor:

rleclair@longmeadow.org

 

 

Board of Assessors Meeting Minutes

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