The City of Beverly is required by the State to revalue all of its properties in Fiscal Year 2018 and to have the proposed values Certified by the State’s Department of Revenue, Bureau of Local Assessment. The result of this State mandated revaluation that has been conducted over the past several months by the Board of Assessors is the proposed value of your property. This proposed value pending the Department of Revenues approval represents market value as of January 1, 2017.
The proposed values were determined by an extensive study of calendar year 2016 sales, and by an on-going inspection process conducted by the staff of the Board of Assessors.
Should taxpayers wish to compare their values with the values of other properties, they will have access to valuation books at the Assessors’ Office in City Hall, or at the City of Beverly Public Library on Essex Street. Valuations will also be displayed on the City web page (www.beverlyma.gov), simply open Departments, City Assessor and link Revaluation Fiscal Year 2018. The Public disclosure period lasts five working days from the date of this notice, November 9, 2017. After researching and comparing values, a taxpayer may dispute their value with the Board of Assessors. Should a hearing not resolve a taxpayer’s issues with value, then the Abatement process on receipt of the first actual bill due February 1, 2018 is the legal alternative. Abatement forms are available at the Assessors Office and on the City web page under City Assessor.
The Board of Assessors asks all taxpayers to respect the public disclosure process and be considerate of others in viewing these publicly displayed values.