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Taxpayers need to review property data

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Board of Assessors launches two-week public disclosure period for property owners to check assessment

(Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued by the Saugus Board of Assessors on the Town of Saugus website recently, announcing a public disclosure period for Fiscal Year 2023 preliminary values.)

  Chairman David Ricciardelli and the Board of Assessors in accordance with the Bureau of Local Assessment Guidelines want to inform all taxpayers of the state required public disclosure period. The new fiscal year 2023 property assessment data went online this week. The information is also available at the Town Hall in the Assessor’s Office and the Library as required under the public disclosure part of the revaluation process. This period is for 10 business days as recommended by the Bureau of Local Assessment. The dates are as follows: October 6, 2022, through October 20, 2022.

  The Saugus Board of Assessors urges all taxpayers to review their proposed assessments, check the data for their property for accuracy and contact the Assessor’s Office during the Public Disclosure period with any questions.

  The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has conducted an extensive review of values, and preliminary certification of all property values is pending approval of the DOR.

  The Town of Saugus is currently in the process of completing state mandated recertification of all property values. The recertification is to ensure that properties are at full and fair market value and values are equitable throughout the community. All the new values are based on sales or income and expense information for calendar year 2021 as required by state law.

  The Assessor’s Office hours are Monday 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  Go to www.saugus-ma.gov to access information online.

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