Is a revaluation necessary?
All municipalities are required to conduct a triennial (every three years) revaluation of all real and personal property in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 56. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) mandates the revaluation so that all properties are listed at current market value and contribute an equitable portion of the total tax burden.

Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 56

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1. What is a revaluation?
2. Is a revaluation necessary?
3. What is the role of the Department of Revenue in the revaluation process?
4. What is fair market value?
5. What period of time is used for the revaluation?
6. Are the assessed values adjusted between revaluation years?
7. Will the assessors inspect the interior of all the houses?
8. How do I know if my assessment is fair?
9. What if I do not agree with my assessment?
10. Are my taxes increased by a revaluation or an interim year adjustment?