Assessing Department

The Assessing Department is responsible for accurately determining the value of all real and personal property located within the City of Boston for the purpose of taxation. Assessors are obliged to assess all property at its full and fair market value as of January 1 of each year. The department is responsible for the administration of all property tax data records and maintains accurate parcel ownership data based upon recorded property transactions at the Registry of Deeds. It also administers the tax billing for the motor vehicle excise and boat excise tax.

Search FY2016 Real Estate Assessments and Taxes and FY2017 Preliminary Taxes

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  • TRAC Marquee (75)


    The Assessing Department's Taxpayer Referral & Assistance Center - known as TRAC provides "one-stop" service to Boston taxpayers on tax related matters. The TRAC office is located on the mezzanine floor of City Hall.

    Taxpayer Referral & Assistance Center »

  • PILOT Institution (75)

    PILOT Task Force Releases Recommendations

    A final report has been issued by the nine members of the Mayor's Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) Task Force. The recommendations propose a standard level of contributions for all major tax-exempt property owners and set forth a methodology for valuing community partnerships.

    PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) Task Force »

Assessing Forms

Tax Payments

Reports & Publications


  • FY 2017 1st & 2nd Quarter Taxpayer Information

    Valuable taxpayer information for the 1st and 2nd quarters of Fiscal Year 2017 that begins July 1, 2016.

    FY 2017 1st & 2nd Quarter Taxpayer Information

  • Assessing Department Annual Property Maintenance Project

    In the coming weeks, assessors from the City of Boston Assessing Department will be performing interior and exterior field inspections at properties throughout the City as part of the department's annual Maintenance Project. This representative will carry a photo ID badge by which his or her status as an Assessing Department employee can be verified.

Taxpayer Information

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