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Board of Assessors
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Kristen Fox, MAA
Principal Assessor
Louise Nejad, MAA
Assistant Assessor
Debra George
Assessors' Clerk
380 Great Road
Stow, MA 01775-2127
(978) 897-4597
(978) 897-4534
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Meetings--as required
Term Expires
Dominick Pugliese, Chairman
John E. Smith
Richard Connelly, Sr.
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**** FY17 Tax Rate Set at $20.59  per thousand ****


The Stow Board of Assessors (BOA) has updated property values based on market activity, with all assessments for FY2017 reflecting market value as of January 1, 2016.  This year is an Interim Adjustment year, which means that the Department of Revenue will review our values, only not at the level of detail as on a Certification year.  Valuations must always be fair and equitable.  Please take the time to review your assessment on the Stow website  FY17ProposedValues.pdf  or in our Town Building office.  Personal Property accounts may come to the office or call to check on their values.  Be sure to contact the Assessors’ office with any concerns or comments before September 12, 2016 so that corrections can be made as necessary.

Overall, the assessment database in Stow has exhibited an increase this year.  While the FY2016 assessment base was valued at $1.199 billion, this year’s FY2017 assessment base will increase to approximately $1.218 billion.  Sales are the determining factor for all residential assessments.  

As you review your property value, please remember that the objective is to create a fair and equitable assessment that represents the market value for each property on the tax date of January 1, 2016.  

If there are questions about a specific assessment, please contact the Assessors’ office between now and September 12, 2016 so that changes can be completed in a timely manner.  Beyond those dates, appeals of your valuation may be made through the abatement process after the January bills are issued.   
Dominick Pugliese, Chairman BOA                                 
John E. Smith, Member BOA
Richard Connelly, Member BOA
                                       Kristen Fox, M.A.A., Principal Assessor


Motor Vehicle Excise Bills will be sent out in February.  If you are planning to apply for an abatement, please take note of the following:

·       The general rule is:
Show us where the plate is, and show us where the car is!

·       If you are applying by mail, DO NOT use the back of your bill. Download an application from this site (MV Appl).  Check the (MV Check List) to ensure that you have sent all documentation required.  Applications without the proper paperwork cannot be processed. Send to the Assessors Office, 380 Great Rd, Stow, MA 01775.

·       If you are applying in person, be sure to read (MV Check List), so that you come prepared with all documentation required.

Note: Due to high volumes of Motor Vehicle abatement applications, not all applications will be processed at the time of drop off.

All of us in the Assessors’ Office thank you for following these simple guidelines.  If applications can
be processed more efficiently, then you, the taxpayer, can get your money back more quickly.


Who We Are and What We Do
The Assessors in Stow are an elected board required to value all property in their community annually at full and fair cash value (market value) as outlined in Chap. 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The goal of assessors is to pro  vide equity in assessing, thereby providing tax equity. For real estate and personal property, the Department of Revenue is charged, by statute, with the responsibility of certifying, every three years, that the assessors are complying with the statutes and that they do it fairly and equitably.

The market value of residential properties is determined by using valid sales of similar properties from the year preceding January first, the assessment date.

Stow Town Building 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775
Phone: (978) 897-4514 Fax: (978) 897-4534
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