Eric Hamm - Chair
Kenneth Holmberg - Asst.
Town Hall Annex
24 South Main Street
New Salem, MA 01355
2nd & 4th Tuesdays - 7PM
What we do
- Questions regarding property valuations
- Tax Abatements
- Tax Exemptions
- Property cards or maps
LINKS and Forms
Motor Vehicle Excise and Abatements
GIS Maps and Property Record Cards
Motor Vehicle Excise Abatement Application
Real & Personal Property Abatement Application
Chapter 61A-B Annual Application Form
Form of List Applications | 2nd Home & Business
Brochure for Blind Exemption
Brochure for Charity Exemption
Brochure for Elderly Exemption
Brochure for Seniors, Surviving Spouse & Minor Child Exemption
Brochure for Veterans Exemption
The Assessors office will be closed from May 27 thru June 19th. Messages can be sent using our Contact page or via telephone at 413-544-5814.read more
The third and fourth quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Real Estate and Personal Property Tax bills were mailed out on December 29, 2018. The due date for the third quarter’s bills is February 1 and the due date for the fourth quarter’s bills is May 1. If you have questions...read more
Notice: New Salem FY19 Tax Rate The New Salem Tax Rate for FY19 is $17.57, down from the Rate of $18.13 for FY18.read more
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...read more
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.pdfread 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...read more
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.