In compliance with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, the Board of Assessors in the City of Beverly must undergo a “Data Verification of all Real Property” to be effective for January 1, 2014 in preparation for the next tax billing cycle. The Data Verification of all Real Property requires checking all building measurements and inspecting the interior of the properties. The Board of Assessors has contracted with the professional appraisal firm Patriot Properties from Marblehead, MA to assist with this task. The data collectors are experienced full time employees of Patriot Properties and will be registered with the Beverly Police Department. They will also carry proper identification. The data collectors are not involved in the valuation process and cannot answer questions about how specific changes will affect the value of the property. The interior inspection process takes only a few minutes. It is necessary in order to determine the fair market value of the property and to create equitable assessments throughout the city. If you have any questions, please contact the Beverly Assessor’s Office M-Wed 8:30am – 4:30pm; Thurs 8:30am – 7:30pm; Fri 8:30am – 1:00pm at (978) 921-6000.