Fiscal Year 2014: $16.93
per thousand dollars of valuation
The Board of Assessor's are in the process of conducting inspections. The inspectors will be wearing ID badges and checking in with the Sterling Police Department prior to start of inspections. These inspections will take place during weekday hours.
The Office of the Assessors is required by Massachusetts’s law to list and value all real and personal property as of January 1. All assessed values in Massachusetts are based on “full and fair cash value”. The Assessors are responsible for meeting the certification requirement of the Department of Revenue. To meet these requirements, the Assessors are obligated to revalue all properties yearly, and once every three years undergo a state recertification audit.
The Office of the Assessors also administers the following programs:
Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Abatement
Personal Property Form of List
Senior Real Estate Tax Exemptions
Veteran Real Estate Tax Exemptions
Blind Real Estate Tax Exemptions
Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Abatements
Public Access Room
Registry of Deed Information
Property Map Data Updates
The Board of Assessors is an elected board made up of three members. One member is elected each year for a three-year term.