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
2nd & 4th Tuesdays - 7PM
Wednesdays 9A-12P

What we do

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

Recent Updates

Assessors New Salem Update

[assessors] Fall 2019 Announcements CHAPTER 61 A AND 61 B All Chapter 61A and 61B applications are due by October first. If you are in Chapter 61A or 61B you must file for renewal every year. Please be sure that your application is received by the Assessors by October...

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Assessors’ Update

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has given final approval to the FY19 values resulting from the FY19 revaluation program for property in New Salem. A listing of these values by owners last name is available below. FY19 property values list Questions may be...

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Assessor update

Attention Here is some important information we would like you to see. Attached are PDF files that you will need to download to view. old2new rp ns.pdf PERSONAL PROPERTY OLD TO NEW REPORT.pdf

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Tax Rate for FY18 and more…

Tax Rate for FY18 $18.13 Notice 11-28-17 The Board of Assessors have made an interim adjustment to real estate for the current fiscal year (FY18). The board is responding to noticeable signs that there have been market improvements reflected by sales both in the sale...

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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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