In accordance with guidelines established by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, the Board of Assessors has received Preliminary Certification for the Fiscal Year 2024 for all properties in Town. These are the Preliminary Assessed Values upon which the actual Fiscal 2024 Tax bills will be based. The results are that all property assessments were adjusted to reflect full and fair cash value as of January 1, 2023, based on sales between Jan 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022. The Revaluation resulted in real estate value increases that range between 4% to 9%, unless there was a significant upgrade because of improvements.
If you wish to make any inquiries regarding your proposed assessment, please contact this office at 413-354-6318 during these business hours: Beginning Monday, October 23, for five business days ending Friday, October 27, Assessors will be available at Chester Town Hall – Monday and Tuesday 10am-2pm, Wednesday 9am–11am, Thursday 4pm–6pm and Friday 10am–12pm or email us to address any questions or concerns.