Assessors’ Office

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Karen M. Tonelli, MAA

Director of Assessing


Montague Town Hall, 2nd Floor
One Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376


(413) 863-3200 ext 120


(413) 863-3228


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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The Montague Board of Assessors Office serves the taxpayers by valuing and classifying all real and personal property in an accurate, ethical, equitable and defensible manner as dictated by Massachusetts General Laws. It is of the utmost importance that the taxpayer has faith in the integrity of the Assessors' Office and that this image of fairness and fiscal transparency is promoted in the public sphere.

The objective of the Board of Assessors is to accurately determine the value of all real and personal property located within the Town of Montague. Assessors are required, by state statute, to assess all property at its full and fair cash value. Determining the “fair cash value” or “market value” of a property involves discovering what similar properties sold for, what the property would cost today to replace and what financial factors may be affecting the real estate market. Valuation techniques for commercial and industrial properties include analysis from an investment point of view, since the purchase price the buyer is willing to pay depends, in part, on the anticipated return on the investment.

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Real Estate FAQs

Motor Vehicle Excise FAQs

  • What is motor vehicle excise tax?

    The motor vehicle excise is imposed on the privilege of registering a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  You are billed based on the information provided to the Registry of Moto... (Read More)
  • Who must pay excise tax?

    It applies to anyone who registers a motor vehicle in Massachusetts.
  • How are vehicles valued?

    The value of a motor vehicle for excise purposes is determined by the Commissioner of Revenue at varying percentages of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) in the year of manufactur... (Read More)
  • Who qualifies for an abatement?

    You may qualify for an abatement (or refund if the excise is paid) when:   Your vehicle is valued for more than the percentage of manufacturer’s list price in the schedul... (Read More)
  • What information do I need to file with an application?

    Provide the information described below that is pertinent to your abatement application:   Vehicle sold or traded:  bill of sale (or name and address of purchaser) and proof of cancell... (Read More)
  • When must I file for an abatement/exemption on excise?

    Applications for abatement or exemption of excise must be received by the Board of Assessors within three years after the excise was due, or one year after the excise was paid, whichever is later. &nb... (Read More)