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A great place to start is by typing in your address to the Leominster Web GIS. This shows many of the existing wetlands in Leominster. BE WARNED; if there are no wetlands indicated on the map, this does not necessarily mean there are no wetlands on site or that you do not require a permit from the conservation commission. Wetlands are dynamic and may expand or contract over time.




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A Notice of Intent, or NOI, is an form submitted by an applicant wishing to do work in a wetland, wetland buffer, or riverfront area. The NOI includes a detailed description of the proposed work as well as plans to mitigate potential impacts on wetlands such as erosion and sedimentation controls. NOI are submitted to MassDEP and the local conservation commission. From there, a hearing is scheduled by the conservation commission where the applicant or their representative presents the NOI and addresses questions from the commission and the public.


The Form of List (PDF) is to be filed with the local Board of Assessors each year before March 1 to determine its fair market value. If the property has no permanent location (e.g. construction equipment), it must be listed with the assessors in the city or town where you are domiciled (legal place of residence).


Proposition 2 and a half limits the City of Leominster, and all other Massachusetts communities, the amount of citywide taxes that can be raised. Proposition 2 and a half limits a community to raising citywide taxes by 2.5 percent from the previous year's levy limit. Allowing for new growth can then increase this levy limit. New growth consists of property tax increases caused by new construction, renovations or land use changes. Proposition 2 and a half does not limit any individual property tax increase or decrease. For example, in Fiscal Year 2020, the Mayor and the City Council approved a budget that included a tax levy of $75,076,958. The levy limit for Fiscal Year 2020 was $80,298,856. So, the maximum amount of taxes that can be budgeted by the Mayor and City Council for Fiscal Year 2021 is $80,298,856 times 102.5 percent is $82,306,327 plus certified new growth. (The 102.5 percent number is increasing the previous year's limit by 2.5 percent). The new growth, which was certified by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, is $1,139,963. Therefore, the maximum amount of taxes which can be levied for Fiscal Year 2021 is $80,298,856 plus $2,007,471 plus $1,139,963 is $83,446,290. This figure is the levy limit, which will be used to determine next year's maximum tax levy. A community may increase the property tax levy less than 2.5 percent, but that is a determination made by the budgetary requirements of the city as determined by the Mayor and the City Council. A community may not increase the tax levy greater than 2.5 percent without approval of the voters.


Proposition 2 and a half limits the amount of taxes a community can raise from property tax. The assessment is an estimate of market value. Since the real estate market changes are based upon the buyers' and sellers' needs, there is no limit to the amount an assessment can increase or decrease. Assessment changes are always based on the real estate market. For example, if a property sells for $500,000 in the calendar year 2019, there is no limit or minimum price it would sell for in the calendar year 2020 or beyond. It could sell for $600,000, $700,000, $1,000,000 or $400,000. The sale price would be based on the real estate market at that time. The assessments do not predict market value. The assessments reflect (or report) market value.


You do not have to allow the assessors into your home. We only request the inspection in order to be as fair and accurate as possible. However, if an assessor is denied entrance, property owners give up their ability to challenge the assessed value. It is impossible to question an assessment if a property owner refuses to allow the assessors a view of the entire property. In instances where the assessors do not get into a property, estimates are made about the condition of the interior of the property, the kitchen and bath qualities, and whether there is finished attic space and finished basement space.


As stated in Question 8, you do not have to allow the assessors into your home. We only request the inspection so we can be as fair and accurate as possible. Accurate assessments are based on accurate information. By allowing the assessors to view the interior and exterior of your property, your assessed value is based on accurate information. If a person does not allow the assessors to view the interior and exterior of a property, estimates are made about the condition of the interior of the property, the kitchen and bath qualities, and whether there is finished attic space and finished basement space. If the estimates are overstated, property owners may contact the assessor's office to arrange an interior and exterior inspection of their property.


The assessed value represents the estimate of the market value of the property. The real estate market changes constantly. The assessment for the Fiscal Year 2023 represents the estimate of market value as of January 1, 2022. This estimate of market value is determined by examining sales of properties from the calendar year 2021. Although there may not have been any physical changes to the property, buyers may be paying more or less for properties than they were in previous years. The assessment changes reflect the changes in the purchase prices of similar homes in the neighborhood. The assessments do not predict market value. The assessments reflect (or report) market value. The real estate market can change dramatically from year to year. It is not limited to 1, 5, 10 or 25-year intervals. The buyers and sellers determine the market value of properties. The assessments reflect what the buyers and sellers are doing as of the assessment date.


The assessors do not raise or lower taxes. The assessors reflect (or report) market value. The tax increase or decrease is determined by the budgetary requirements of the Mayor and the City Council to run the city. Rising or falling assessed values do not mean rising or falling tax bills. The increase or decrease in taxes seen by the property owner is a direct result of the increase or decrease in the budget. The budget increase or decrease determines the tax increase or decrease. Individual property owners may see an increase in their assessments due to renovations, additions or improvements that would cause an increase in their tax liability. There may also be some shifting of tax liability among classes of property (residential, commercial, industrial, personal) based upon the overall increase or decrease in value of the particular class. The primary reason for a tax increase or decrease is based on the budget requirements of the Mayor and the City Council to fund city operations.


No. The valuation change will not be indicative of the tax change. There are two components that help determine the tax rate. The first is the budgetary requirements of the Mayor and the City Council to run the city. The second is the overall value of the property within the city. For example, if the budget increases 5 percent, then the tax increase throughout the city would be approximately 5 percent, regardless of what happened to the overall assessed values. For example, if the budget increased 5 percent and all the assessments in the city went up 20 percent, the average tax increase would still be 5 percent. The tax rate, which is calculated simply by dividing the budget by the value of property, would decrease approximately 15 percent. In another example, if the budget increased 5 percent and all the assessments went down 20 percent, the average tax increase would still be 5 percent. The tax rate, which is calculated simply by dividing the budget by the value of property, would increase approximately 25 percent.


The first step in comparing properties is to examine the factual components of each property. Many times properties that appear larger are in fact much smaller than people think. Quality characteristics should also be examined when making comparisons. For example, a property with a newer kitchen would sell for more than a property with a much older, unimproved kitchen with all other factors being comparable. Ultimately, the assessors have to determine if the assessment represents market value on the subject property and also if the assessed value on the neighbors' property represents market value. If a neighboring property is too low in relation to surrounding properties, the assessors cannot compound their low assessment by also lowering surrounding properties. The resolution may be that the assessors have to raise the neighboring property's assessed value to make it more in line with the surrounding properties. The most important criterion the assessors examine in an abatement request is the market value of the property of the person filing the abatement and the market value of any property that the person filing the abatement mentions on the application. For example, if there were 5 identical houses on a street and 4 were assessed for $500,000 and one was assessed for $100,000, and there were three sales on the street at $500,000 each, then the assessors could not lower the 4 properties to $100,000. Based upon the sales, the market value would be very close to $500,000. The correct action for the assessors would be to raise the property assessed for $100,000 to $500,000.


No. If there was a specific problem or circumstance about your property which warranted an abatement in the past, that information would remain on the property record until the issue was corrected. All subsequent assessments would be calculated based on the information that originally warranted the abatement. Many times people will file an abatement every year telling us they are located next to, for example, a gas station. We know the gas station is there every year and will take it into consideration when calculating new assessed values. You need not file every year. 041b061a72


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