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The Board of Assessors is a three-member elected board, each of whom serves for a three-year term. Within two years of being elected, a new member is required to attend a basic training course presented by the Department of Revenue and pass an examination. (830 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 58.31.1)

Term Expiration
Charles W. LongChair2024
Robert CocksMember2025
Caroline B. AkinsMember2026


The Board of Assessors is responsible for appointing the Town Assessor, who is the chief administrator of the office. The Board of Assessors is responsible for determining the fair cash valuation of all real estate and personal property within the Town. As an integral part of the Town’s financial management team, it is charged with setting the tax rate and assessing all property taxes, which are the major source of revenue for the Town. 

Administering motor vehicle and boat excise taxes is also a responsibility of the Board of Assessors. The Board has a significant role in the collection of special assessments and betterments as well. The Board of Assessors is charged with the disposition of all abatement and exemption applications.

Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities

There shall be a three-member Board of Assessors elected on a rotating basis of one member each year for a three-year term in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 41, Section 24. The Board of Assessors’ duties and authority shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in MGL Chapter 58 and Chapter 59 and as specified in local options voted by Town Meeting. The Board of Assessors shall annually appoint a Town Assessor whose duties and authority shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in MGL Chapter 41, Sections 25A, 28.

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Important Notice from the Board of Assessors

Peter Krajeski from Patriot Properties, Inc. will be going door-to-door within the next 3-4 weeks to measure and inspect any property that has not been visited within the last ten years or has recently pulled a building permit. These inspections are part of the Massachusetts General Law cyclical inspection program required by the Department of Revenue.

Peter will be wearing a badge and his name and vehicle information has been supplied to the Dover Police Department:

Peter Krajeski - 2014 Black Jeep Cherokee (License Place: 8YMS40) 

If you have any questions, you may contact the Assessor’s Office at 508-785-0032 ext. 241 Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm & Friday 9:00am-1:00pm.

The accuracy of the data collected in the field is critical to the valuation process and will help to guarantee that all taxpayers are responsible for only their fair share of the expenses of administering the town.