City Hall Room 209
455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 799-1098, Fax: (508) 799-1021
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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What You Need to Know
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The Assessing Division establishes market based assessments for the approximately 48,000 real estate parcels and 5,000 personal property estates in the City of Worcester. Real estate valuations are available by using our Property Values Search.
The FY 2016 residential tax rate is $20.61 per $1000 assessed valuation and the commercial, industrial and personal property tax rate is $33.98 per $1000 assessed valuation. The City Council adopted these FY 2016 tax rates on December 8, 2015. The City's tax rates were then certified by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue for FY 2016 on December 10, 2015.
The FY 2015 residential tax rate was $20.07 per $1000 assessed valuation and the commercial, industrial and personal property tax rate was $31.73 per $1000 assessed valuation. The City Council adopted these FY 2015 tax rates on December 9, 2014. The City's tax rates were then certified by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue for FY 2015 on December 12, 2014.
Our mission is to serve the public interest and help assure the financial stability of the City of Worcester by exhibiting the highest level of competence and professionalism. To this end, the Assessing staff pledges its efforts toward the accomplishment of four critical objectives: timely tax billing; the attainment of tax equity whereby each taxpayer pays only their fair share of the tax burden; the maximization of tax base growth revenue; and the acceptance by the public of the administration of the property and excise tax systems through prompt, courteous, honest and thorough services.
Triennial Revaluation Information
State law requires that the Department of Revenue review local assessed values and certify every three years. The City of Worcester is in the midst of a comprehensive review of existing property records and values in accordance with State regulations. Learn more: