How is your assessment determined?

Assessors consider the market, cost and income approaches in the valuation of all vacant and improved parcels using the computer assisted mass appraisal system (CAMA) for Medfield. The assessors must develop a program to collect and analyze three categories of data: general, specific and comparative to be used in all approaches to value. 

General data consists of neighborhood characteristics, trends and factors which affect value. Specific data consists of site, external influences and improvement information. Comparative data consists of cost, sales, income and expense information. To understand the current market conditions, the assessors collect all sales data that has occurred in Medfield. 

The object of an assessment program is to establish "full and fair" cash value as of January 1. New construction / Building Permits are valued as of June 30.

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1. What is the tax levy?
2. I sold / disposed of or totaled my car what do I need to file for an abatement?
3. I disposed of a leased vehicle can I apply for an abatement?
4. How is your assessment determined?
5. How can the tax levy be increased?