The Assessor assigns a value to each property for tax purposes based upon its market value. Market value is defined as the highest price a property can be sold for on the open market as of October 1 of the pretax year.
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Your market value or assessed value is determined:
Any improvement or addition to your home or property could raise its assessed value. If you are considering an improvement or addition, you should contact the Tax Assessor's to determine whether it will affect your assessment. Cosmetic improvements such as painting will not affect your assessment.
You must file an appeal by April first with the Middlesex County Board of Taxation. To file an appeal, all taxes must be paid in full up to and including the first quarter of the current tax year.