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News Final 2020 Equalized Valuations (EQV)

1/20/2021
  • Division of Local Services

On January 20, 2021 the Bureau of Local Assessment issued the final 2020 Equalized Valuations (EQVs), representing the full and fair cash value of all taxable property for each municipality as of January 1, 2020 to the Division of Local Services Gateway website at https://dlsgateway.dor.state.ma.us/gateway/Login . Access can be made directly from the Gateway landing page, by clicking on LA19 Equalized Valuation Report.

These EQVs will be used as a basis of comparison among the 351 municipalities within the Commonwealth for certain state and local purposes.  Specifically, EQV is used in the allocation of aid to public libraries, in the calculation of Chapter 70 funding, and in the reimbursement rate of school construction projects.  Certain Cherry Sheet charges also use EQV:  County Tax, Boston Metropolitan Transit District, Mosquito Control Projects and Air Pollution Control Districts.  In addition, EQV is used in calculating a community's debt limit (M.G.L. c.44, § 10).

If you have any questions about this report, please contact James J. Paquette at (508) 769-5800 or at email at paquettej@dor.state.ma.us.

 

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