The Board of Assessors is charged with accurately determining the value of all real and personal property located within the town of Hamilton for the purpose of taxation. The board determines and rules on abatements and exemptions to be granted.
The Assessors Department is responsible for the administration of all property tax record cards. It maintains accurate parcel ownership based upon recorded property transactions at the Registry of Deeds, all map data pertinent to accurate parcel identification, and field visits to all properties for construction details of all buildings within the town.
The Assessing Department is also responsible for motor vehicle excise and boat excise. Motor vehicle excise data is forwarded to the Assessor’s Office from the Registry of Motor Vehicles, which generates the excise bills. The bills correspond to the information of every registered vehicle in Hamilton. Adjustments to the excise tax are performed at the Assessor’s Office when an exemption or abatement is warranted.