The Assessing Department is responsible for accurately determining the value of all Real and Personal Property located within the Town of Littleton for the purpose of taxation. Assessors are obliged to assess all property at its full and fair market value as of January 1st of the calendar year for the Fiscal Year which runs from July 1st to June 30th of the following year. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) mandates that every city/town fully update its property assessments each fiscal year to reflect the fair market value. The updated property assessments are submitted to the DOR each fiscal year for their review and approval before Littleton's tax rate can be set by the town's Board of Selectmen.
The Assessors are responsible for the maintenance of all Real and Personal property data records.
Other functions of the Assessor's Office include:
- Abatements on Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle Excise
- Chapter Land applications
- Personal exemptions
- Real Estate Tax Deferrals
- Personal Property Forms of List
- 3ABC/Charitable Organizations
- Income and Expense Forms
- Requests for Abutters Lists.
The current tax rates for FY2017 are: $18.15 for Residential Property and $28.37 for Commercial, Industrial and Personal Property. The average single family residential property assessment for FY2017 is $401,565.
Our Field Lister is conducting an on-going Measure and List of Real Estate throughout the town in compliance with the Department of Revenue's Certification regulations. The inspections consist of properties that have sold in the prior year and properties that have not been inspected in the last 9 years. The purpose is to continually update property records in compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth.
PO Box 1305
37 Shattuck Street, Room 206
Littleton, MA 01460
Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.