Assessing Department

Contact:
Carol Beauregard
Town Assessor
Valerie Wilson
Assistant Town Assessor
Address:
979 Somerset Avenue
Dighton, MA 02715
Phone:
Fax:
(508) 669-5667
Hours:
OFFICE: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 7:30am-4:30pm 
Wednesday: 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday: CLOSED

PASSPORTS:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-2pm
2nd Wednesday/month: 6pm-8pm

Members
NAME
TITLE
TERM
Carol Beauregard
Chairman
2018
Pamela Waller
Secretary
2020
Joseph Silva, Jr.
Clerk
2019


FY2017 TAX RATES
RESIDENTIAL
COMMERCIAL
Real Estate
$14.94
$27.67
Electric
$  .22
$  .22
Fire
$ 1.14
$ 2.15
Water
$ 1.40
$ 2.65







The primary function of the Board of Assessors, the Assessing Department,  and its staff is to tax persons and property proportionately and reasonably, as required by the Massachusetts Constitution. Assessors are statutorily obligated to assess all property except Agricultural/Horticultural, Forest and recreational land at its full and fair cash value.  

The Assessors must discover and list all taxable property, motor vehicle excise, boat excise and maintain accurate ownership and property information. Other duties include, but are not limited to, tax exemptions for the elderly, blind, veterans, and widow taxpayers. Also conduct a revaluation of all real estate and personal property every three years, as well as ongoing reinspection of all residential properties within the town. Maps of all real estate are also maintained and updated through deeds and plot plans received.

Massachusetts General Laws regulate work done in the Assessing Department. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (MassDOR) oversees and certifies everything processed that relates to taxation. The Assessing Department welcomes questions and comments from the public and will always be available to serve the taxpayers.