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Board of Assessors

The Assessors' function is to ensure full and fair market value of all real and personal property in the Town of Sunderland.  The Assessors are agents of the Commissioner of Revenue. 

The Mass. Department of Revenue has granted preliminary certification of Sunderland’s property values for Fiscal Year 2014. FY2014’s proposed values are changed only slightly from the FY13 values, with the general trend being that land is valued slightly lower than it was previously. Towns are required to update property values periodically so that tax assessments reflect market values and the slower real estate market activity in recent years.


These proposed FY2014 values will be available for review by the public over the next two weeks, November 4-16, 2013 at the Town Office Building and Sunderland Public Library. The Town Office Building is open Mon-Wed, 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Thurs. 8:00 am-12:00 noon, and Monday evenings 6:00-8:00 pm (except for Monday, Nov. 11, closed all day and evening for Veteran’s Day). The Library is open Mon., 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Tues.-Wed., 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Fri., 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sat., 10:00 am-5:00 pm. General information will be available with the proposed values and property owners may also visit the Assessors’ office during their regular business hours (Mondays, 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm and Tuesdays 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm).


This is a good opportunity to check your property’s description and proposed value and corrections can be made before the bills are issued. Following this public review, the FY2014 taxable values will be finalized. Tax bills will be mailed out in late December, for payment by April 1, 2014.

Summer 2013 Schedule for the Board of Assessors'

Assessors' office hours:
Mon. 12:00 PM -6:00 PM, 
Tues. 12:00 PM-4:00 PM, 
Closed on Wed., Thurs., and Fri.

the Board of assessors meet on Monday night at 6:00pm

Total Commission/Board Seats:

There are a total of 3 seats on the Board of Assessors. Each member serves for a term 3 years. All seats on the are elected.

 The current members, their positions, and term expiration dates, are:

James M. Kowaleck, Chair, term expires 2016
Mary Ann Kowaleck, Member, term expires 2014
Michael R. Skibiski, Member, term expires 2015

Lee Whitcomb, Assistant Assessor

 Contact Information:

You may contact any of the above individuals as indicated below.


Mailing Address: 12 School Street, Sunderland  MA  01375

Telephone: 413.665.1445

Fax: 413.665.1446

Business hours for the Assessor's clerk
Mon. 12:00 PM -6:00 PM, 
Tues. 12:00 PM-4:00 PM, 
Closed on Wed., Thurs., and Fri.




 Useful Information & Links


Click here for the Assessor's maps You can also get there from the town's Home page. Just go to: Online Reference Library/Information Resources/Town Maps in the Other places to go section in the left-hand column.

Motor vehicle excise tax information - State of Massachusetts motor vehicle excise tax information page 


Form-abatement for real estate or presonal property - pdf
Form-annual personal property report, due 31 March - pdf

Chapter 61 Forms 
Form-application for CH 61, 61A, 61B - pdf
Form-CH61 owner's rights - pdf
Form-CH61A owners rights (agricultural/horticultural use) - pdf
Form-CH61B owner's rights (recreation) - pdf
Form-CHs 61, 61A, 61B land abatement,modification - pdf 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Forms
Form-dealers, farmers exemption - pdf
Form-motor vehicle excise abatement - pdf

Personal Exemption Forms
Form-Cl17 Info on seniors & sposal exemption - pdf
Form-Cl17 exmeption application -  pdf
Form-Cl22 info on veterans exemption - pdf
Form-Cl22 application for veterans - pdf
Form-Cl37 blind exemptions info - pdf
Form-Cl37 blind exemptions application - pdf
Form-Cl41C info on seniors - pdf
Form-Cl41C exemption application - pdf

Religious & Charitable Exemption Forms
Form-Cl3 info on religious, charitable exemptions - pdf
Form-Cl3 exemption application - pdf


Community Preservation Fund Exemption Forms
Form-community preservation fund exemption