The mission of the Assessors is to accurately determine the value of all Real and Personal property within the Town for the purpose of taxation to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue guidelines. The assessed value in every community in the Commonwealth must reflect fair market value as of January 1 prior to the start of the fiscal year. The Assessors are also responsible for the administration of all property tax data records. It maintains accurate parcel ownership data based on recorded property transactions at the Norfolk Registry of Deeds. The Assessors process and administer auto and boat excise as well as personal real estate tax exemptions for the elderly, blind and disabled veterans.