Excise Tax Helpful Information
Any owners of motor vehicles registered in Brimfield where the taxpayer no longer has possession of the vehicle and registration to that vehicle during the past three (3) years may qualify for an abatement of the tax and a partial refund if the original tax paid was more than five dollars $5.00.
In order to qualify; the vehicle registration must have been cancelled or transferred before December of the tax year AND the vehicle must have been sold, traded, deemed a total loss , junked or gifted. Abatement Applications are available to download here and are located outside the Annex for pickup. The application can be filed by mail, email (Assessors@brimfieldma.org) or by putting it into the payment box at the parking exit area. The application lists reasons for abatement as well as REQUIRED documents for filing. If you have any questions, please call the Assessor’s office 413-245-4100 x 2
PLEASE NOTE: Filing for an Abatement does not stay the collection of the tax due.
Until such time an abatement is granted the Excise Tax Bill is payable in full.
The Assessors Office is staffed and operational daily while remaining closed to the Public, walk-in's are not seen at this time due to the Covid-19 safety protocols. Any persons requiring assistance in Assessment matters may make an appointment.
Please use the links found on our page for various forms and property record cards or maps and filing deadline information .
As we receive updates on the current health and safety concerns,we will follow best practice to re-open the office to walk-ins.
The department continues to make every attempt to answer questions via e-mail and voicemail.
The Assessors Office is currently conducting on going Building Permit and Cyclical Inspections.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The Board of Assessors is an elected three (3) member Board, each with a 3-year term. The Board of Assessors administers the full & fair assessment of real and personal property for the purpose of levying the property tax per Massachusetts General Law, chapter 59.
Brimfield is a quarterly community. The preliminary assessment is based on the prior years’ tax rate. The actual fiscal year taxes & tax rate are determined by December 31 of each year.
This department also administers motor vehicle taxation, classified land taxation, abatements, exemptions, & provides collateral support to other town boards & elected officials.
|Cynthia S. Poirier||Deputy Assessor||(413) 245-4100 Ext. 1102|