BOARD OF ASSESSORS REPORT 2018

During 2018, the Board:

-Held 24 scheduled meetings

-Reviewed 11 requests for real estate abatement

-Granted 7 real estate abatements

-Granted 22 motor vehicle excise tax abatements

-Granted 10 property tax exemptions

 

On January 11, 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue approved a fiscal year 2018 Tax Rate of $20.96.

 

After many years, Ted Lewis finished his last term as a Wendell Assessor. His wide knowledge of town history and properties, as well as his quiet humor, will be missed. We thank Ted for all he contributed to the Board.

 Luke Doody was elected to the Board of Assessors in May 2018. The Board appreciates his wide knowledge of construction and real estate, his understanding of CAD software, and his friendly and efficient work style.

 Please note the following important application deadlines:

  • Chapter 61 A&B: Oct. 1st.

  • Chapter 61: Prior to Oct. 1st before start of fiscal year to be classified.

  • Real and Personal Property Abatement Applications: No later than the due date of the actual tax bill.

  • Exemption: Must be filed on or before Dec. 15 or 3 months after actual tax bills are mailed for fiscal year if later.

Chris Wings, Chair

Luke Doody

Anna Seeger

Helen Williams, Assistant Assessor