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Welcome To The Lynn City Assessors' Office

The City Assessors' Office is responsible for assessments and abatements for real estate, personal property and motor vehicle and boat excise taxes, personal exemptions, tax deferrals, deed references and property information.

The Board of Assessors is the local agency responsible for the assessment and administration of all local taxes provided for by the General Laws of the Commonwealth. The Board consists of three members: the director of assessing, appointed by the chief financial officer, and two assessors, appointed by the City Council. Providing support for the Board are an appraisal staff and a clerical staff that are responsible for maintaining the Board’s informational database on properties and assisting the Board in its administrative duties.

There are four principal local taxes administered by the Board: real and personal property taxes, and motor vehicle and boat excise taxes. The assessors are responsible for determining assessments and calculating the appropriate amount for each type of tax. That information is then forwarded to the tax collector, who then assumes responsibility for issuing bills and collecting the tax. The Board is also responsible for processing requests for adjustments to the original taxes, and issuing any appropriate abatements.

The Board is supervised in its administration of local taxation statutes by the Department of Revenue’s Division of Local Services, as provided by Chapter 58 of the General Laws. Among other duties, the division reviews that Board’s assessment procedures every five years in order to certify that property is being assessed at its full cash value, reviews its revenue and spending projections to ensure compliance with Proposition 2-1/2 prior to approving a tax rate each year, and issues legal opinions and sets procedural guidelines that direct the assessors in the performance of their duties.

Our Office Information

List Contact Information
  Board of Assessors
Room 202
Lynn City Hall
3 City Hall Square
Lynn, MA 01901
 

Phone
Para Espanol
Fax

(781) 586-6702
(781) 586-6706
(781) 477-7160
  General Office Email Assessor@lynnma.gov
List Board of Assessors
  Director of Assessing
Phone
Email
Christopher Gaeta, MAA
(781) 586-6700
cgaeta@lynnma.gov
  Assessor
Phone
Email
Michael Fisher, MAA
(781) 586-6701
mfisher@lynnma.gov
  Assessor
Phone
Email
Michael Clancy
(781) 586-6711
mclancy@lynnma.gov
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Appraisal and Clerical Staff

  Field Review Appraiser
Email
Brendon Jordan
bjordan@lynnma.gov
  Head Clerk
Email
Elizabeth Watson
bhinds@lynnma.gov
  Head Clerk
Email
Kenya Pena
kpena@lynnma.gov
  Principal Clerk
Email
Patricia Reynoso
preynoso@lynnma.gov
New Item Current and Recent Tax Rates (Updated January 2021)
Fiscal Year Residential Commercial/Industrial/Personal Property
2021 (Current) $13.03 $25.02
2020 $13.40 $25.87
2019 $14.30 $27.61
2018 $15.15 $29.45
2017 $15.60 $30.67
2016 $16.18 $32.06
2015 $16.75 $33.58
2014 $17.13 $34.81
2013 $16.93 $34.55
2012 $16.28 $32.82
2011 $16.22 $32.41
2010 $15.53 $31.05
2009 $12.74 $25.35
2008 $10.98 $21.45
2007 $10.40 $21.26
2006 $9.94 $21.27
2005 $10.18 $21.68
2004 $11.43 $25.27
2003 $13.21 $25.78
2002 $14.99 $29.75
2001 $16.46 $33.25
2000 $17.68 $36.17
1999 $17.73 $36.99
1998 $19.84 $41.50
New Item Current and Recent Tax Rates (PDF)
New Item Assessing Department Calendar For 2021
January 1, 2021  Statutory assessment date for FY22.
Abatement filing period begins.
February 1, 2021 Third quarter FY21 actual tax bills due.
Abatement filing period deadline.
February 15, 2021 First commitment of motor vehicle excise bills for 2021 issued (approximate).
March 1, 2021 Personal property Forms of List and 3ABC Forms for FY22 due with assessors
April 1, 2021 Deadline for filing of statutory personal exemptions for FY 21. Fourth quarter FY21 bills issued.
May 3, 2021 Fourth quarter FY21 actual bills due.
June 20, 2021 Final date for Assessors to commit revised or omitted assessments for FY 21.
June 30, 2021 Determination date for taxing improvements for FY22.
July 1, 2021 First day of FY21. Q1 FY22 prelim bills issued.Eligibility date for FY22 statutory exemptions.
August 2, 2021 First quarter FY22 preliminary tax bills due.
October 1, 2021   Second quarter FY22 preliminary tax bills issued.
October 31, 2021 Deadline to apply for Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Abatement.
November 1, 2021  Second quarter FY22 preliminary tax bills due.
December 9, 2021  Classification hearing before City Council to allocate tax burden between residential and commercial properties for FY22 (tentative).
December 31, 2021 Actual FY22 property tax bills are mailed. Abatement filing period commences.
New Item Department Calendar FY 2021 (PDF)
New Item Department Calendar FY 2021 (MS WORD)
Lynn Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills Are Billed Quarterly
Fiscal year 2021 begins July 1, 2020 and ends June 30, 2021
 
QUARTER DATE ISSUED DUE DATE
Quarter 1 July 1 August 1
Quarter 2 October 1 November 1
Quarter 3 January 1 February 1
Quarter 4 April 1 May 1
*If the due date falls on a weekend, the tax payment/filing deadline is the first business day following the due date.
New Item Department Of Local Services - Municipal Calendar (PDF)

Property Data - Assessments, Resources and Links

City of Lynn Fiscal Year 2021
Classification Hearing


Lynn City Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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FY' 2021 Property Values Now Available
Property values are now available for viewing on-line or in City Hall.Click here for more info and to view valuations on-line.
Index To City Maps (PDF) FY'16 Updated City Assessor Maps* Index To City Of Lynn Maps
Please note: You may access a map by clicking on the corresponding map rectangle in the index. The first three digit segment of the Parcel ID corresponds to the appropriate map.
New Item City of Lynn FY2021 Street List Data
Download a PDF to Your Desktop
Web City of Lynn Property Data Search
City of Lynn's Interactive Mapping
Web Lynn Property Records (Lynn Patriot Properties)
New Item Land Use Codes

Senior Citizen Property Tax Credit Program

The 2021 Senior Citizen Property Tax Program is now open and accepting applications.

General Policies and Procedures


- Over 60 years of age as of July 1st of fiscal year.
- Lynn resident for minimum of five (5) years.
- Homeowner or spouse of homeowner (primary residence only)
- Income eligible; based on the state Circuit Breaker guidelines.
- Income does not exceed:

      • $60K for Single Individual
      • $75K Head of Household
      • $90K for Married Couple

- Copy of income tax return is required with application.  If no tax return filed, applicant must submit an IRS Form 4506-T for verification of non-filing.
- Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will be assigned dependent upon job availability.  Applicants must be able to complete a maximum of 45 hours by November 30th to be eligible to receive tax credit on the following years’ bill.
- Work program begins December 1 and ends November 30th or once the applicant earns gross wages of $600. 
- Maximum annual abatement of property taxes shall not exceed $600 for 45 hours.
- Application deadline is November 30 for the following years’ program.
- Hourly rate paid will be the State minimum wage as of January 1st each year.  The current hourly minimum wage rate is $13.50 per hour.
- City employees (individuals on the municipal payroll full time) and their immediate family are not eligible for this program.
- C.O.R.I check, Privacy Statement, and Confidentiality Agreement required.
- Copy of Picture I.D should be included with each application.
- Senior Abatement Committee, consisting of the Director of Assessing or designee, a designee of the Mayor’s Office, a designee of the City Council, and a designee of the Council on Aging, will review all applications and determine participant’s eligibility.
- Abatement earned is considered taxable income for federal tax purposes only (not taxable for state tax purposes) even though the City is not obligated to issue a Federal 1099 form for payments less than $600 (A tax advisor should be consulted as to federal reporting requirements).
- Rules and guidelines will be reviewed periodically and changes will be made as necessary.

New Item Senior Citizen Abatement Information and Forms
Updated September 2021
  Procedures For Abatement (2021)
Application For Abatement (2022)
  CORI Release Form (2013)
  Senior Trash Abatement Form (2018)
  Miscellaneous Abatement Form (2018)
New Item Income and Expense Information and Forms
  Income and Expense Form
  Informational Notice Updated June 2021
New Item Forms and Other Tax Information
  Change of Address Form

Abatement, Exemption and Personal Property Tax Information

New Item Abatement Information and Forms - Updated December 2020
  Application For Abatement Instructions (2021)
  Application Supporting Information Form (2021)
  Over-valuation Abatement Form
   
Web Personal Exemption Information and Forms
  Personal Exemption Info (2022) Updated July 2021
  Personal Exemption Application
  Application for Seniors
  Application for Veterans
  Application for Surviving Spouse and Minors
  Application for Blind Persons
  Application for Financial Hardship- Military- Age and Infirmity
  Senior Taxpayer's Guide to Local Property Tax Exemptions
  Veteran Taxpayer's Guide to Local Property Tax Exemptions
   
Web Charitable Exemption Information and Forms
  Charitable Exemptions State Info Updated December 2011
  Charitable Organizations Form 3ABC Updated December 2011
  Application for Charitable Exempt Status Form 1B-3 Updated December 2011
   
Web Personal Property Tax Information and Forms
  Personal Property Tax Fact Sheet Updated August 2020
  Personal Property Form of List Updated December 2015
   
Web Motor Vehicle Tax Information and Forms
  Motor Vehicle Taxes
  Vehicle Excise FAQ Updated December 2011
  Motor Vehicle Excise Abatement Form Updated December 2011

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