Income and Expense Statements
Due by May 8th, 2023
On March 9th, 2023 The Board of Assessors office mailed annual requests for income and expense information on commercial, industrial and apartment (4+ units) residential properties to help us determine equitable values for assessment purposes. This request is for income and expense information relative to the operation of real estate and not the business use with the real estate.
Written Return of Information to Determine Valuation of Real Property (M.G.L. Ch. 59, Sec. 38D)
Information submitted should be for calendar year 2022.
THIS INFORMATION WILL BE HELD CONFIDENTIAL. ANY INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ACTUAL INCOME AND OPERATING EXPENSES SHALL NOT BE PUBLIC RECORD.
- Apartment Use Property Income Form
- Mixed Use Income Form
- Commercial & Industrial Buildings Income Form
- Cover Letter
If an owner or lessee of Class one, RESIDENTIAL property fails to submit the information within the time and in the form prescribed, the owner shall be assessed an additional penalty for the next ensuing tax year in the amount of $50 but only if the Board of Assessors informed the owner or lessee that failure to submit such information would result in the penalty.
If an owner or lessee of Class three, COMMERCIAL or Class four, INDUSTRIAL property fails to submit the information within the time and in the form prescribed, the owner or lessee shall be assessed an additional penalty for the next ensuing tax year in the amount of $250 but only if the Board of Assessors informed the owner or lessee that failure to so submit such information would result in the penalty.
Please Mail Returns To:
Town of Hingham, Assessor's Office
210 Central Street
Hingham, Ma. 02043
Cyclical Property Inspections ongoing since July 2022
In accordance with Department of Revenue guidelines, the Assessors are required to inspect all properties at least once every ten years.
The Hingham Board of Assessors’ office have contracted VISION Government Solutions to conduct the necessary CYCLICAL inspections throughout town as they prepare for Fiscal Year 2023 recertification by the MA Department of Revenue. Field personnel will produce proper identification, a verification letter from the Hingham Board of Assessors office, and will be registered with the Hingham Police Department for the duration of the project. Inspectors will inspect the interior and exterior of the property and verify that the data on the property record card is up to date and accurate. The entire inspection will take just a few minutes.
If the homeowner, or a person over 18 years of age, is not at home on the first call, a notice will be left asking the homeowner to schedule an inspection appointment. If you would like to arrange an inspection appointment in advance, please feel free to contact our office at
(781) 741-1455 or email Assessor's Office
Business Personal Property Inspections
The Board of Assessors is also conducting annual inspections of new and existing business personal property. The inspections will be performed by an appraiser employed by Real Estate Research Consultants, Inc. (RRC), on behalf of the Hingham Board of Assessors. The appraiser will be listing new property and reviewing existing property as required by the MA Department of Revenue for Fiscal Year 2023.
The scope of this project includes interior inspection of certain personal property accounts in order to list all taxable personal property items such as inventory, furniture & fixtures, equipment, and machinery used in the conduct of business. All, personal property is listed and assessed in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 5.
The Board of Assessors and RRC will appreciate your cooperation in providing the representative with access to your property and the information necessary to undertake this assignment. Please keep in mind that if your business is not inspected, an estimate will be made, resulting in a less reliable assessment.
All RRC inspectors will produce proper identification, a verification letter from the Hingham Board of Assessors office, and will be registered with the Hingham Police Department for the duration of the project.
If you have any questions regarding these projects, please contact the Assessors’ Office at (781) 741-1455 or email Assessor's Office