Assessing Department

The Assessing Department is responsible for accurately determining the value of all Real and Personal Property located within the Town of Littleton for the purpose of taxation. Assessors are obliged to assess all property at its full and fair market value as of January 1st of the calendar year for the Fiscal Year which runs from July 1st to June 30th of the following year.

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) mandates that every city/town fully update its property assessments each fiscal year to reflect the fair market value. The updated property assessments are submitted to the DOR each fiscal year for their review and approval before Littleton's tax rate can be set by the town's Board of Selectmen.

The Assessors are responsible for the maintenance of all Real and Personal property data records.

Other functions of the Assessor's Office include:

  • Abatements on Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle Excise
  • Chapter Land classification
  • Personal exemptions
  • Real Estate Tax Deferrals
  • Personal Property
  • 3ABC/Charitable Organizations
  • Income and Expense Forms
  • Requests for Abutters Lists

See Applications and Forms for more information.

The Board of Assessors meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30 am in Room 205 in Town Hall or via Zoom.

Town of Littleton Assessments for Fiscal Year 2024

The Town of Littleton received certification of their Fiscal Year 2024 (FY2024) property values from the Department of Revenue's Bureau of Local Assessment on November 15, 2023. This notification is to inform you that these values are now available for review.

FY2024 values are as of January 1, 2023. A statistical analysis of all valid sales transacted during calendar year 2022 was the basis for the revaluation of single-family homes and condominiums. A two-year period of sales was used for Commercial and Industrial values.

The average single-family residential property assessment for FY2024 is $672,106. An increase of 13.14% from the average single-family assessment of $594,069 for FY2023. The complete residential class increased 13.00% in FY2024 to a value of $2,356,087,015. The previous Fiscal Year 2023 valuation was $2,078,344,849.

Commercial values rose 5% to a value of $180,506,798, up from the FY2023 valuation of $171,421,264.

The Industrial class increased 20% in FY2024 to a value of $386,373,240 up from the FY2023 valuation of $319,887,185.