Eric Hamm - Chair
David Briand
Kenneth Holmberg - Asst.
Bill Lafley

Town Hall Annex
24 South Main Street
New Salem, MA 01355
Phone: 978-544-5814
Monday 9am-12pm
Board Meetings
2nd and 4th Monday, 7pm

What we do

  • Questions regarding property valuations
  • Tax Abatements
  • Tax Exemptions
  • Property cards or maps

Recent Updates

Form of List Reminder

Assessors in each Massachusetts town are required to collect information on second homes, rental properties, businesses and all other taxable personal property located within town. Business Form of List (State Tax Form 2) Incorporated and non-incorporated businesses...

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FY 2021 Tax Rate Announced

The tax rate  of $19.63 was approved by the Department of Revenue. This represents an increase of $1.59 over the FY2020 tax rate of $18.04. The average tax bills has increased by about $350/year as a result of the increase in the tax rate. The increase is due to...

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Assessors' FAQs

What is the Senior Tax Abatement Program?

Could you use a break on your real estate taxes?

Volunteer at the library or a town office and earn a tax abatement if you qualify. To qualify you must be over 60 and your income must be below $30,000 for single; $45,000 for couple. There can only be one abatement per household. Your maximum earnings would be $750.00 at $8.00 per hour.

This opportunity starts April 1st. Contact Diana Smith at 978-544-6334 if you are interested.

Who are the town Committee members?

You can view more information in the Committees section of website. You can also call our Town Coordinator at 978-544-6437 for a copy of that information.

What is the mission of the Board of Assessors?

The mission of the Assessing Department is to serve the public interest and help assure the financial stability of the Town of New Salem by exhibiting the highest level of competence and professionalism. To this end, the Department’s staff pledges its efforts toward the accomplishment of four critical objectives:

  • Timely tax billing.
  • The attainment of tax equity whereby each taxpayer pays only their fair share of the tax burden.
  • The maximization of tax base growth revenue.
  • The acceptance by the public of the administration of the property and excise tax systems through prompt, courteous, honest and thorough services.

Town of New Salem

Municipal Offices

Stowell Building
19 S. Main Street
New Salem, MA 01355

Town Hall Annex
24 S. Main Street
New Salem, MA 01355

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