Tax Rate Breakdown

Upton Board of Assessors announce Fiscal Year 2020 Tax rate of $17.22.                                               

The Board of Assessors is pleased to announce that the Department of Revenue (DOR) approved Upton’s FY2020 tax rate of $17.22 per $1,000 of assessed value.  This is a decrease of $.09 per thousand over the FY2019 tax rate of $17.31.  DOR also approved the FY 2020 assessed value of the real and personal property in Upton of $1,235,810,306 a 5.19% increase over the FY 2019 assessed value of $1,174,790,663.  The increase includes new growth and changes in the assessed value of existing property.    

Upton has a single tax rate for all property classes.  The FY 2020 assessed value of real and personal property consists of 94.71% residential, 1.88% commercial, and .86% industrial real property and 2.55% personal property.  

The FY2020 tax rate is based on the amount raised through the property tax levy to fund the FY2020 budget and other financial expenditures approved at Town Meetings.  For FY 2020 this is $21,280,653.47.

Upton property tax bills are paid quarterly (Feb, May, Aug, Nov). The first two payments are preliminary and due before the new tax rate and assessed value are set.  The preliminary bills are based on the FY 2019 tax rate and assessed value.  The second two payments are based on the actual FY 2020 tax rate and assessed value.  As such, the second two payments are greater than the first two preliminary payments.  All payments include the CPA surcharge.  The final two quarterly bills are mailed in late December and are due by February 1st and May 1st.

The FY2020 tax rate of $17.22 also includes seven previously approved debt exclusions.  The exclusions account for $0.76 of the $17.22 tax rate.

Tax Rate Components                                        Amount                         Matures   

Tax Rate Components within Prop 2 1/2               $16.46           

Debt Exclusions:

 Fire Station                                                                 .21                              2020

 Stefans Farm                                                             .09                               2020

 Memorial School                                                        .29                               2024

Miscoe Hill Middle School                                           .07                               2025

Blackstone Valley Tech                                               .01                               2025

Third Water Source                                                     .09                               2033

More information can be found on the Town of Upton’s website under the Assessors page at: http://www.uptonma.gov/Pages/UptonMA_BComm/Assessor/faq

If you have any questions about the tax rate, property assessment, abatements, or exemptions, or any other questions, there are several ways to contact the Assessors: by phone at 508-529-1002, by email at boa@uptonma.gov, by visiting the office during our business hours (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm), by attending one of our regularly scheduled meetings (2nd and 4th Wednesday at 4:00 pm), or by appointment.

If you need any information about paying the tax bill please contact the Treasurer/Collectors office by phone at 508-529-3737 or visit the website.