100 % of Full and Fair Cash Value.
The courts have defined this to mean “Full & Fair Cash Value”, the price that a willing buyer and a willing seller, each with good knowledge of the market and each free of pressure or compulsion.
If you need certified owner information, you may contact the assessors office for this information or mail in a request for information. All properties are listed by Name, Street, and Parcel ID (map/blk/lot).
The combination of the Map, block and lot is a unique parcel identifier in each community. For example: 113/001.0-0000-0153.0 is the Parcel ID number for 7 Hart St. 113 appears before the Map number is the number assigned to each town in Massachusetts. Great Barringtons town number is 113. If you were to call for the Parcel ID for 7 Hart Street you would ask for Map 1 lot 153. Condo unit have numbers or alphabetically Parcel ID numbers such as ll3/009.A-0015-0017.B which would be 1 Stanley Drive. Unit A -15.
You should ask yourself two questions before filing for an abatement?
l. Is the information on my property record card correct?
2. Is my value in line with recent sales?
The time period to file for an abatement is 30 days after receiving your tax bill.
Abatement forms are available in the assessors office or we will mail you one if you request it. Upon receipt of the abatement application we will schedule an appointment for an inspection of your property to ascertain that the data is correct and to discuss your reasons for requesting an abatement.
When are real property taxes mailed and payments due?
Tax bills are due 30 days from the date of mailing or November lst. Bills are only printed once a year in Great Barrington. You have the option of paying the tax bill in its entirety in November or in two payments due November lst and May lst.
The assessing office receives deeds for all properties. If a property is sold after January lst the legal owner of record is the name on the bill. Bills are printed in the fall and the next fall billing period your name will appear on the bill.
Although the tax bill will bear the name of the legal owner as of January lst, at the time of closing, the lawyers should apportion the taxes for you and obtain a Municipal Lien Certificate from the Tax Collector.
If you receive a bill, please forward it to the new owner or to the attorneys who handled the closing or return it to us.