Duties & Responsibilities

The Assessors’ office is committed to maintaining an assessment system that develops fair and equitable values for all classes of property. The Assessors are required by Massachusetts law to list and value all real and personal property within the town.

The Assessors have the authority to grant Real Estate and Personal Property abatements.

Motor Vehicle Bills

The Assessors also have the responsibility for motor vehicle excise tax bills.The bills originate in the MA State Registry of Motor Vehicles. Boat excise bills are generated by Environmental Law Enforcement. Assessors grant abatements and answer questions regarding excise tax.

Available Information

The Assessors’ office has a variety of information available to the public. Assessors’ maps, property record cards and assessment values can be found in the office. The office also processes deeds, and prepares certified abutters lists. The Assessors' maps are available online.

The Douglas Board of Assessors presents the information on this website as a service to the public. We have tried to ensure that the information contained on this website is accurate, but updated information is received continuously at the Board's office while this site receives only periodic updates. The Board makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or other sites to which we link. The Douglas Board of Assessors shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained herein.