Assessing Division

The Assessors Office is responsible for the determination of the fair market value of all real and personal property within the Town of Auburn, and the administration of all laws relative to taxation as outlined in the Massachusetts General Laws.

The Office of the Assessors oversees the administration of real estate tax exemptions and abatements, and committing and processing motor vehicle excise and trash billing including the processing of exemptions and abatements. We provide assistance to taxpayers, lawyers and real estate professionals, both in person and by phone, for questions and problems related to the appraisal of property, tax billing information, and property ownership. We are also responsible for the maintenance of the town assessing maps and Geographic Information System (GIS) data layers.

Board of Assessors

The Board of Assessors is overseen in the administration of these laws by the Department of Revenue. To meet these requirements the Board are obligated to value all properties annually, and every three years must undergo a complete certification audit. The Board is also responsible for compiling and submitting the data required for setting the tax rate on an annual basis for approval by the Department of Revenue.