How does Hingham compare with other communities on overrides?

According to the MA Department of Revenue’s Municipal Databank, our 19 benchmark communities have both proposed overrides more often than Hingham and passed overrides more often than Hingham. 

 Since 1990, our 19 benchmark communities have proposed a total of 211 overrides, which comes to an average of 11.1 proposed overrides per community compared to Hingham’s 8 proposed overrides during that period. 

 Hingham’s benchmark communities have also levied taxes through overrides more often.  Since 1990, our 19 benchmark communities have passed a total of 120 overrides, which comes to an average of 6.3 “wins” per community compared to Hingham’s 4 “wins” during the same period. 

 Please see the table below for a breakdown by community.

Benchmark Comparison Override History


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1. When and how often has Hingham passed overrides?
2. How does Hingham compare with other communities on overrides?
3. How does Hingham compare with other communities on property tax bills?