Essex County 2015 property tax rates

FY2015 tax rates have now been announced for all 34 Essex County cities and towns. As usual, they show wide variations: for residential property, from$10.84 in Manchester to $20.56 in Amesbury; and for commercial, from $10.84 in Manchester to $33.58 in Lynn.

There have also been significant differences in the changes for tax rates for FY2015,  ranging from a decrease of 14% in Wenham to an increase of 14% in Georgetown.

Recall that FY2015 tax assessments are based on values at January 1, 2014, using 2013 sales information; and that Proposition 2 1/2 limits the amount that can be raised through property taxes. In general, when assessed values increase, tax rates go down. But even when the tax rate goes down tax bills usually increase.

Here are the tax rates for the last 4 years for each city or town. The rate for FY2015 applies for the entire year to June 30, 2015, so the 3rd and 4th quarter tax bills will be adjusted for any changes occurring from the new rate.


Source: Dept of Revenue, Assessors' Offices

Source: Dept of Revenue, Assessors’ Offices


Source: Dept of Revenue, Assessors' Offices

Source: Dept of Revenue, Assessors’ Offices

If you – or somebody you know – are considering buying or selling a home and have questions about the market and/or current home prices, feel free to contact me on 617.834.8205 or
Andrew Oliver is a Realtor with Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty

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