Assessor / Appraiser

The Town of Norwell has an assessing staff of two full time employees who handle the day to day activities of the department, under the direction of the Board. The Board of Assessors is a three member elected board, each member being elected on alternate years. Once elected or appointed, an Assessor in this state must successfully complete a 30-hour course in Assessment Administration and Law (and pass the 3-hour exam) offered across the state at no charge by the Department of Revenue.


Assessors' Maps Are NOT Property Line Maps

"Assessors have historically warned visitors to their offices that the tax maps are not property line plans. They are an inventory of all the ownershups of land within their municipality and they approximate the geometric size and shape of individual parcels. Complied from recorded individual subdivision and plans of land, the maps are a composite index of a municipality's land records. No certification of the accuracy of assessors' parcel lines is ever conveyed."  - John A. Hammer, III, Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors & Civil Engineers

"...the purpose of the maps is only to sufficiently describe the property in question in order to provide effective notice of which property is being taxed"  - Attorney General Robert H. Quinn, January 31, 1972

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Barbara Gingras Assistant Assessor/Appraiser
Dawnelle Margro Asst. to Assistant Assessor/Appraiser