How often do assessments change?
To ensure compliance with the requirement that municipalities assess property at "full and fair cash value," the Massachusetts Department of Revenue requires every city and town to undergo a full recertification every three years.

Fiscal 2009 was a re-certification year for Provincetown as were Fiscal 2006, 2003 and 2000. In the past, during the two interim years between triennial recertifications, the Board of Assessors had the option of doing nothing--as it did in the early 1990's when property values were fairly stable,or of making interim,year adjustments in attempt to keep assessments at fair market value.. Because the real estate market has been extraordinarily strong in recent years, the Assessors have opted to make interim-year adjustments since Fiscal 1998.

Beginning with Fiscal Year 2004, the State Department of Revenue has mandated that communities MUST make interim-year adjustments.

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1. What is the Fiscal 2020 tax rate?
2. How do I change the mailing address on my tax bill(s)?
3. Why is the former owner's name still on my tax bill?
4. Why doesn't my tax bill show a value for my property?
5. How often do assessments change?
6. How do the Assessors determine value?
7. There has been a change in ownership. How do I correct the names on my tax bill(s)?
8. What is personal property tax?
9. I sold my property last year. Why am I still getting a personal property tax bill?
10. As a resident of Provincetown do I qualify for any tax relief?
11. I am a senior citizen who does not qualify for the elderly exemption. Do I qualify for any other assistance?
12. I no longer own this motor vehicle or have moved out of state. Do I still have to pay this bill?
13. I sold my boat. What should I do about my boat excise bill?