Welcome To The Lynn City Assessors' Office
About the Assessing Department:
The Board of Assessors is the local agency responsible for assessing and administering all local taxes provided for by the General Laws of the Commonwealth. The Board of Assessors consists of three members, the Director of Assessing, appointed by the Chief Financial Officer, and two Assessors, appointed by the City Council. Providing support for the Board is a Field Assessor responsible for property inspections and measurements and a Clerical Staff of three responsible for maintaining the Board's informational database on properties and assisting the Board in its administrative duties.
The Assessing Department maintains public records and establishes the value of over 21,000 parcels of real estate and over 1,300 personal property accounts. The total taxable value in FY2022 was $10.9 billion. The department is also responsible for the new growth valuation of the City generated from construction and permit activity. In FY2022, The Board of Assessors accumulated a new growth valuation of over $152 million, increasing the amount raised through the levy by $2.5 million. Lastly, the department handles administering motor vehicle excise bills. Last fiscal year, there were upwards of 78,000 excise bills issued.
The Department of Revenue's (DOR) Division of Local Services (DLS), provided by Massachusetts General Laws, oversees the Assessing Department's operations. The DOR certifies that property is assessed at its full and fair cash value and reviews revenue and spending projections to ensure compliance with Proposition 2-1/2 before approving a tax rate each year. The Board's assessment procedures are reviewed every five years to meet the minimum standards of assessment performance in establishing full and fair cash valuation through the approval of the Commissioner of Revenue. This process will occur in FY2023, and the department will work diligently to meet the rigorous certification standards, which require many staff hours and uniformity in our day-to-day operations.
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