FY 2013 Revaluation

Public Disclosure Period (Nov 13, 2012 – Nov 21, 2012) 

The City of Boston assessing Department is in the final stages of completing a revaluation of all residential and commercial properties – more than 146,000 parcels – for Fiscal Year 2013. State law requires a revaluation every three (3) years. The new assessments are based on an effective date of January 1, 2012. This date is used to establish the ownership, condition and usage of each property. As part of the public disclosure process, each property owner has been sent a FY 2013 Preliminary Revaluation Assessment Notice.

The Assessing Department has established the following public disclosure period to allow taxpayers the opportunity to review their preliminary assessment with an assessor prior to the state Department of Revenue’s final certification:

Tuesday November 13 - Friday November 16
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Boston City Hall, Room 301

Monday November 19 - Wednesday November 21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Boston City Hall, Room 301  

On these dates, property owners will have the opportunity to review their FY 2013 preliminary assessments by:  

For detailed information about your property, including prior-year assessments, please visit Assessing Online.

Please be prepared to provide the exact parcel identification number or property address for each parcel when you contact the Assessing Departent.

FY 2013 Revaluation: Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I find my property's ward and parcel number?
How are the preliminary assessments determined?
How do real estate market conditions affect my assessment?
What if I disagree with my preliminary assessment?
What property tax assistance programs does the City of Boston offer?