Assessors' Office

March 2022



In accordance with Department of Revenue guidelines, the Assessors are required to inspect all properties at least once every ten years. The Cohasset Board of Assessors’ Office will be performing the necessary CYCLICAL inspections throughout town as they prepare for Fiscal Year 2023 recertification by the Department of Revenue. The Assessors will be able to produce proper identification and are fully vaccinated and boostered. The Assessors will inspect the property and verify that the data on the property record card is up to date and accurate.  The entire inspection will take just a few minutes.    

If the homeowner, or a person over 18 years of age is not at home on the first call, a notice will be left asking the homeowner to schedule an inspection appointment.  If you would like to arrange an inspection appointment in advance, please feel free to contact our office at (781) 383-4100   X5124. 

Mary E. Quill, MAA, Director of Assessing
(781) 383-4100 X5123

Description & Mission

The Assessors' Office has created an overview of the departmental operations to assist taxpayers in business dealings with our office. The Assessors' Mission is to provide fair and uniform assessment information with high accuracy and efficiency in a responsive and timely manner. We are focused on informing and aiding the public to better understand the assessment process, taxpayers' rights, and the exemptions available to qualifying residents.

The Town of Cohasset has an assessing staff of three full time employees who manage the daily activities of the assessing department, under the direction of the Board of Assessors. The Board of Assessors consists of 3 elected members, each member being elected on alternate years. View the Board of Assessors page to learn more about their work for Cohasset. 

Responsibilities & Services

The Assessors' office is responsible for determining the fair and equitable distribution of property taxes, while at the same time maintaining an open door to the public in which information can be readily available to the public when needed. The Assessors' Office is responsible for:

  • Classifying and determining full and fair cash value of all real and personal property
  • Delivering the tax and warrant lists to the Treasurer and Collector's Office
  • Reviewing, processing, and recording all exemption and abatement applications
  • Submitting values to the MA Department of Revenue every 5 years for certification
  • Maintaining up to date assessing and parcel maps
What is our current tax rate?
The FY 2022 Tax Rate is $12.56 (per thousand dollars of assessed value). The fiscal year began July 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022. For Tax Billing information (billing dates and due dates) please view the Collections Procedures Tab on the Treasurer/Collector home page.

Forms & Documents