Board of Assessors & Assessors Department

FY 2014 Tax Rates

The City of Springfield has set tax rates for FY 2014:
Residential Property Rate:   $19.71 per $1,000 of value
Commercial/Industrial/Personal Property Rate:  $39.04 per $1,000 of value
Download the FY 2014 tax information sheet >>

2014 Overvalue Applications

The last day to file Fiscal Year 2014 Overvalue Applications for Abatements on both Real and Personal Property valuations is February 3, 2014.. This deadline cannot be extended or waived by the Assessors for any reason. If your application is not filed by the close of business on February 3, 2014, you lose all rights to an abatement and, persuant to Massachusetts General Laws, the Assessors cannot grant you one. An application is considered timely filed when received by the close of business in the Assessors Office or mailed by US Mail, first class postage pre-paid to the proper address of the Assessors on or before February 3, 2014 as shown by the postmark made by the United States Postal Service.

FY 2015 Proposed Property Valuations

The Springfield Board of Assessors has released the proposed Fy2015 real estate and personal property assessments. These valuations are pending preliminary and final certification by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s Bureau of Local Assessment. Re-certifications occur once every three years.

The assessments are intended to reflect full and fair cash value as of January 1, 2014 based on physical status as of June 30, 2014. In a re-certification, the assessors gather, verify, and analyze information on market sales of houses and all other property. All properties are revalued in accordance with law and Mass. Revenue Department (DOR) guidelines.

The public may view the proposed valuations on the City’s website: www3.springfield-ma.gov; at the Assessors Office in City Hall Room 109 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) or at the Central Library or at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library.

The intent of this disclosure period is to identify any glaring errors or omissions in the proposed valuations. The public may either call 787-6160, visit the Assessors office, or send an e-mail to the assessors office with any questions or concerns about the proposed valuations between November 26-December 3.

Taxpayers will have the opportunity to dispute their valuations through the formal abatement process after Fy2015 tax bills are issued.

Download the Real Estate Proposed Valuations FY 2015

Download the Personal Property Proposed Valuations FY 2015



2014 Comparable Sales

2014 Comparable Sales File

2015 Statutory Exemption Apps and Guidelines

Motor Vehicle Abatements

Motor Vehicle Abatement form

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question, please review the following FAQs.

Property Cards Updated for FY 2014

Real Estate property cards have been updated for FY 2014, with descriptions as of June 30, 2013, and values as of Jan 1, 2013

Page last updated:  Tuesday, November 25, 2014 04:34 pm