Board of Assessors


  • Dhruv Kaushal - Chair
  • Kathryn A. Peirce, MAA    
  • Edward F. O'Neil, MAA


The Board is supervised in its administration of local taxation by the Department of Revenue's Division of Local Services, as provided by Chapter 58 of the General Laws. Among other duties, the Division of Local Services reviews the Board's assessment procedures every five years in order to certify that property is being assessed at its full cash value, reviews its revenue and spending projections to ensure compliance with Proposition 2-1/2 prior to approving a tax rate each year, and issues legal opinions and sets procedural guidelines that must be followed. Every five years the Department of Revenue audits the Board of Assessors' records and procedures for certification.