Board of Assessors

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Karen M. Tonelli,  MAA

Director of Assessing

Address: Montague Town Hall, 2nd Floor
One Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376

Next meeting:

  • Mon, Dec 12 at 3:30 PM -- CANCELLED -- Second Floor Meeting Room, 1 Avenue A Turners Falls MA 01376

Members

3 of 3 seats. 3 years each seat.

  • Ann M. Cenzano (Elected), Chairperson. May, 2024.
  • Rebecca J. Sabelawski . May, 2023.
  • Ann E. Fisk (Elected). May, 2025.

Objectives

In general terms, Assessors value personal and real property each year for the purpose of taxation using acceptable methods of valuation. 

It is hard to overstate the importance of assessors in the administration of the property tax and, indirectly, the vitality of local governments.  Assessed values determine the distribution of property tax levies among taxpayers.  Assessed values must be accurate in order to meet the requirements set forth by the legislature and state regulations.  

Previous meetings:

Personal Exemptions FAQs

Name Date Description
Does my qualification for exemption cost the other taxpayers of my town? 2017-08-29 In some cases, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts reimburses the entire exemption amount to the town.... Read More
If the Assessors deny my application for exemption do I have any recourse? 2017-08-29 Yes, you may appeal the Assessors’ decision in writing and be granted a hearing before the boa... Read More
What are the categories of exemption? 2017-08-29 What are the categories of exemption? You may be eligible for an exemption if you fall into any o... Read More
What are the minimum qualifications for exemption? 2017-08-29 An applicant for exemption must be a legal resident of the commonwealth and must own and occupy the ... Read More
What are the qualifications for blind exemption? 2017-08-29 In addition to the minimum residency and domicile requirements, an applicant for exemption under MGL... Read More
What are the qualifications for Senior Citizen Age 70 (Both Income and Asset requirements) exemption? 2017-08-29 The applicant for exemption under MGL Chapter 59 Clause 41C must satisfy requirements relating to ag... Read More
What are the qualifications for Surviving Spouse or Minor Child of Deceased Parent or Senior Citizen Age 70 (Asset requirements only) exemption? 2017-08-29 The real estate of an applicant for exemption under MGL Chapter 59 Clause 17D must be a surviving sp... Read More
What are the qualifications for Veterans exemption? 2017-08-29 An applicant for exemption under MGL Chapter 59 Clause 22 must have a service-connected disability w... Read More
What is an exemption? 2017-10-26 An exemption is a reduction of a portion of the taxes assessed on your domicile if you meet the qual... Read More
When and where must I file an application for exemption? 2017-08-29 Where and when must I file an application for exemption?   Applications for exemption mus... Read More
Who may file an application? 2017-08-29 You may file an application if you meet all qualifications for a personal exemption as of July 1st. ... Read More

Board of Assessors Files

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Board of Assessors Meetings

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   Board of Assessors 2022-11-28 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-11-23 10:04:20
   Board of Assessors 2022-10-31 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-10-27 14:42:11
   Board of Assessors 2022-10-31 Minutes.pdf 2022-11-29 10:17:26
   Board of Assessors 2022-10-18 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-10-11 08:46:02
   Board of Assessors 2022-10-18 Minutes.pdf 2022-11-23 10:07:23
   Board of Assessors 2022-09-12 Minutes.pdf 2022-10-24 17:29:41
   Board of Assessors 2022-9-12 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-09-12 08:39:24
   Board of Assessors 2022-08-22 Minutes.pdf 2022-09-19 14:37:30
   Board of Assessors 2022-8-22 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-18 12:51:15
   Board of Assessors 2022-8-22 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-18 12:51:15
   Board of Assessors 2022-07-18 Minutes.pdf 2022-09-12 08:44:23
   Board of Assessors 2022-7-18 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-07-11 12:23:01
   Board of Assessors 2022-06-29 Minutes.pdf 2022-07-19 12:31:29
   Board of Assessors 2022-6-29 Agenda - AMENDED.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-06-21 15:40:44
   Board of Assessors 2022-06-27 Minutes.pdf 2022-07-11 12:28:10
   Board of Assessors 2022-6-27 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-06-21 14:51:50
   Board of Assessors 2022-5-23 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-05-18 11:54:46
   CANCELLED - Board of Assessors 2022-5-9 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-05-05 14:07:04
   Board of Assessors 2022-04-19 Minutes.pdf 2022-05-26 11:20:14
   Board of Assessors 2022-4-19 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-04-12 12:41:50
   Board of Assessors 2022-03-28 Minutes.pdf 2022-04-26 13:47:30
   Board of Assessors 2022-3-28 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-03-24 13:47:33
   Board of Assessors 2022-03-7 Minutes.pdf 2022-03-28 17:08:41
   Board of Assessors 2022-3-7 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-03-03 12:08:22
   Board of Assessors 2022-02-14 Minutes.pdf 2022-03-09 08:41:25
   Board of Assessors 2022-2-14 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-02-10 11:08:17
   Board of Assessors 2022-01-31 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-01-26 11:55:19
   Board of Assessors 2022-01-31 Minutes.pdf 2022-02-15 10:18:35
   Board of Assessors 2022-01-10 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-12-28 10:41:57
   Board of Assessors 2022-01-10 Minutes.pdf 2022-02-01 08:54:06
   Board of Assessors 2021-11-22 Minutes.pdf 2022-01-12 11:34:17
   Board of Assessors 2021-11-22 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-11-18 14:28:11
   Board of Assessors 2021-11-8 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-11-04 11:40:44
   Board of Assessors 2021-11-8 Minutes.pdf 2021-11-23 12:14:20
   Board of Assessors 2021-10-18 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-10-14 09:12:39
   Board of Assessors 2021-10-18 Minutes.pdf 2021-11-09 08:53:06
   Board of Assessors 2021-10-4 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-09-29 11:50:39
   Board of Assessors 2021-10-4 Minutes.pdf 2021-11-04 11:41:56
   Board of Assessors 2021-9-13 Agenda.pdf 2021-11-04 13:38:02
   Board of Assessors 2021-9-13 Minutes.pdf 2021-10-05 08:46:21
   Board of Assessors 2021-8-23 Agenda.pdf 2021-11-09 09:00:07
   Board of Assessors 2021-8-23 Minutes.pdf 2021-11-09 08:59:58
   Board of Assessors 2021-7-19 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-08-31 13:21:42
   Board of Assessors 2021-7-19 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-08-31 13:27:18
   Board of Assessors 2021-6-21 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-06-16 12:09:23
   Board of Assessors 2021-6-21 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-08-31 13:01:53
   Board of Assessors 2021-5-17 AgendaEX.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-05-13 12:43:41
   Board of Assessors 2021-5-17 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-08-31 12:58:53
   Board of Assessors 2021-4-26 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-04-22 15:12:45
   Board of Assessors 2021-4-26 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-08-30 14:51:39
   Board of Assessors 2021-3-29 AgendaEX.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-03-25 17:09:50
   Board of Assessors 2021-3-29 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-08-31 14:51:10
   Board of Assessors 2021-3-15 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-03-10 11:27:43
   Board of Assessors 2021-3-15 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-04-22 15:11:43
   Board of Assessors 2021-2-22 AgendaEXECUTIVE.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-02-18 11:44:17
   Board of Assessors 2021-2-22 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-03-30 10:18:10
   Board of Assessors 2021-1-4 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-12-30 09:10:01
   Board of Assessors 2021-1-4 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-03-30 10:50:47
   Board of Assessors 2020-12-28 Agenda Amended.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-12-22 17:11:30
   Board of Assessors 2020-12-28 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2021-03-30 10:50:58
   Board of Assessors 2020-12-14 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-12-14 09:26:37
   Board of Assessors 2020-12-14 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-12-29 13:53:02
   Board of Assessors 2020-11-30 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-11-23 17:22:24
   Board of Assessors 2020-11-30 Minutes.pdf 2021-11-04 13:54:19
   Board of Assessors 2020-11-23 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-11-18 12:22:27
   Board of Assessors 2020-11-23 Minutes .pdf 2021-11-04 13:53:59
   Board of Assessors 2020-11-02 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-10-29 14:49:50
   Board of Assessors 2020-11-02 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-12-01 12:12:13
   Board of Assessors 2020-10-19 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-10-15 16:46:30
   Board of Assessors 2020-10-19 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-11-02 16:44:08
   Board of Assessors 2020-10-05 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-10-01 15:53:58
   Board of Assessors 2020-10-05 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-10-19 16:37:58
   Board of Assessors 2020-09-14 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-09-10 13:18:59
   Board of Assessors 2020-09-14 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-10-08 15:43:09
   Board of Assessors 2020-08-10 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-08-06 15:51:18
   Board of Assessors 2020-08-24 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-08-13 16:44:13
   Board of Assessors 2020-08-24 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-10-08 15:43:03
   Board of Assessors 2020-06-22 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-06-17 11:01:14
   Board of Assessors 2020-06-22 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-08-25 10:56:52
   Board of Assessors 2020-06-01 Agenda .pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-05-28 12:03:20
   Board of Assessors 2020-06-01 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-08-25 11:13:13
   Board of Assessors 2020-04-27 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-08-25 11:25:57
   Board of Assessors 2020-04-27 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-06-02 16:11:19
   Board of Assessors 2020-03-16 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-03-12 17:06:01
   Board of Assessors 2020-03-02 Agenda.pdf 2021-11-04 13:53:16
   Board of Assessors 2020-03-02 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-08-25 11:31:20
   Board of Assessors 2020-02-24 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-02-20 10:08:29
   Board of Assessors 2020-02-24 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-03-03 09:08:36
   Board of Assessors 2020-02-10 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-02-06 17:29:31
   Board of Assessors 2020-02-03 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-02-26 08:58:25
   Board of Assessors 2020-02-03 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-02-25 14:54:39
   Board of Assessors 2020-01-27 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-01-23 10:05:24
   Board of Assessors 2020-01-27 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-02-06 17:27:35
   Board of Assessors 2020-01-06 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-01-29 12:31:03
   Board of Assessors 2020-01-06 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-01-29 12:25:45
   Board of Assessors 2019-12-16 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-12-12 16:53:25
   Board of Assessors 2019-12-16 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2020-01-07 10:10:15
   Board of Assessors 2019-12-09 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-12-03 17:19:58
   Board of Assessors 2019-12-09 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-12-17 09:50:01
   Board of Assessors 2019-12-02 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-11-26 13:30:32
   Board of Assessors 2019-11-18 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-11-14 16:09:47
   Board of Assessors 2019-11-18 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-12-09 16:29:28
   Board of Assessors 2019-11-05 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-10-31 10:47:24
   Board of Assessors 2019-11-05 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-11-20 17:21:22
   Board of Assessors 2019-11-04 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-10-31 10:46:56
   Board of Assessors 2019-11-04 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-11-20 17:21:13
   Board of Assessors 2019-10-21 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-10-17 09:54:29
   Board of Assessors 2019-10-21 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-11-14 16:17:47
   Board of Assessors 2019-10-07 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-10-02 13:59:01
   Board of Assessors 2019-10-07 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-10-22 08:57:31
   Board of Assessors 2019-09-30 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-09-26 13:25:01
   Board of Assessors 2019-09-30 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-10-08 11:24:41
   Board of Assessors 2019-09-23 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-09-23 14:44:37
   Board of Assessors 2019-09-23 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-10-02 13:59:34
   Board of Assessors 2019-09-09 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-09-05 09:07:17
   Board of Assessors 2019-09-09 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-09-24 11:10:34
   Board of Assessors 2019-08-26 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-08-22 15:10:59
   Board of Assessors 2019-08-26 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-09-09 16:36:27
   Board of Assessors 2019-08-12 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-08-12 12:59:45
   Board of Assessors 2019-08-12 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-09-09 16:36:23
   Board of Assessors 2019-07-29 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-07-23 11:48:22
   Board of Assessors 2019-07-29 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-08-19 15:11:10
   Board of Assessors 2019-07-08 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-07-02 13:21:19
   Board of Assessors 2019-07-08 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-08-19 15:10:31
   Board of Assessors 2019-06-24 Agenda .pdf 2021-11-04 13:03:16
   Board of Assessors 2019-06-24 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-07-09 13:17:19
   Board of Assessors 2019-06-10 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-06-03 17:19:24
   Board of Assessors 2019-06-10 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-07-02 13:08:25
   Board of Assessors 2019-05-20 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-05-16 14:27:18
   Board of Assessors 2019-05-20 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-06-12 09:32:32
   Board of Assessors 2019-05-06 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-05-02 16:00:50
   Board of Assessors 2019-05-06 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-06-04 08:53:19
   Board of Assessors 2019-04-22 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-04-22 13:00:46
   Board of Assessors 2019-04-22 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-05-14 12:31:25
   Board of Assessors 2019-04-08 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-04-23 13:24:08
   Board of Assessors 2019-04-08 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-04-08 08:59:09
   Board of Assessors 2019-04-01 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-04-09 10:58:48
   Board of Assessors 2019-04-01 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-03-27 16:35:28
   Board of Assessors 2019-03-25 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-03-21 10:02:49
   Board of Assessors 2019-03-18 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-03-26 13:36:48
   Board of Assessors 2019-03-18 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-03-14 09:07:02
   Board of Assessors 2019-02-25 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-02-21 11:41:37
   Board of Assessors 2019-02-25 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-03-21 10:03:03
   Board of Assessors 2019-02-11 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-02-26 14:36:30
   Board of Assessors 2019-02-11 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-02-07 14:24:30
   Board of Assessors 2019-01-28 Agenda.pdf 2021-11-04 13:07:07
   Board of Assessors 2019-01-28 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-02-14 14:59:36
   Board of Assessors 2019-01-14 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-02-14 15:06:54
   Board of Assessors 2019-01-14 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2019-02-14 14:59:21
   Board of Assessors 2018-1-22 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:00
   Board of Assessors 2018-1-29 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:04
   Board of Assessors 2018-2-12 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:39
   Board of Assessors 2018-2-26 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:43
   Board of Assessors 2018-3-5-Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:47
   Board of Assessors 2018-3-19 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:51
   Board of Assessors 2018-3-26 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:56
   Board of Assessors 2018-04-09 Mintues.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:09
   Board of Assessors 2018-04-23 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:13
   Board of Assessors 2018-05-07 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:18
   Board of Assessors 2018-05-14 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:22
   Board of Assessors 2018-05-21 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:27
   Board of Assessors 2018-06-04 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:31
   Board of Assessors 2018-06-18 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:35
   Board of Assessors-2018-07-09 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:47
   Board of Assessors-2018-07-23 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:52
   Board of Assessors 2018-08-06 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:39
   Board of Assessors 2018-08-20-Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:43
   Board of Assessors-2018-09-10-Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:35:56
   Board of Assessors-2018-09-17-Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:05
   Board of Assessors-2018-09-24-Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:10
   Board of Assessors-2018-10-29-Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:14
   Board of Assessors-2018-11-05-Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:18
   Board of Assessors-2018-11-19-Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:22
   Board of Assessors-2018-11-26-Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:26
   Board of Assessors-2018-12-10-Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:30
   Board of Assessors-2018-12-17-Minutes.pdf 2022-08-23 09:34:34
Board of Assessors -- CANCELLED
Mon, Dec 12, 2022, 3:30 pm
Second Floor Meeting Room, 1 Avenue A Turners Falls MA 01376
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