Assessor

CLAUSE 17D: SENIORS 70 AND OVER

Applications for a Clause 17D: Seniors 70 and over must be filed with the Board of Assessors on or before April 1.   An applicant must be 70 years old or over as of July 1 of tax year, has owned and occupied property for at least 5 years,  or is a surviving spouse as of July 1 of tax year and the total estate, less any mortgage on any real estate and less the total value of the domicile not to exceed three dwelling units, cannot exceed $40,000. The exemption for this clause is $175.00.

Documentation is required that will disclose the financial circumstances of an applicant.  The following documents are required, but are not limited to:
 
Copy of Birth Certificate if it is the first year filing

ASSETS: VALUE OF ALL PROPERTY OWNED ON JULY 1 OF THE PRESENT CALENDAR YEAR.

Including:
• Copy of state and federal tax return from prior calendar year
• Real Estate
• Copies of bank account statements
• Copies of statements stocks, bonds, securities
• Motor vehicles and trailers
• Any other personal property

Application must be filled out completely and additional documentation must be attached for the Assessors to review the application

Please contact the Assessors’ Office at 508-476-4000, Ext. 353 if you have any questions regarding the Clause 17D: Senior exemption application process.