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Mission Statement

The Board of Assessors is required to assess all Real and Personal Property within the confines of the Town of Ashburnham, at full, fair cash value, this includes cyclical as well as Recertification (every 5 years) which are required by the Department of Revenue.

In addition, the Assessing Department must administer the processing of motor vehicle and boat excise tax bills, which are generated from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. We review applications for exemptions, 3ABC, Forms of List and Veterans applications.

The Assessors Office is the prime source of information regarding title and valuation of all Real and Personal Property accounts for the Town. We are committed to providing timely, accurate and courteous service to all the Citizens of Ashburnham.

The main programs which the Board of Assessors is engaged in yearly are as follows:


  • Residential
  • Personal Property
  • Sales Ratio Study 
  • Commerical/Industrial
  • I & E Study
  • Abatements
  • Permit Evaluation

Special Taxation

  • Chapter Land
  • Senior Work-Off
  • Senior Exemptions (70 years or older)
  • Veteran Exemptions

Motor Vehicle / Boat 

  • Excise Tax
  • Abatements

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Harald Scheid Regional Principal Assessor
Michael Saltsman Associate Assessor 978-827-4100 ext 118
Christopher McNamara Administrative Assessor 978-827-4100 ext 111

Board Members

Name Title
Donna Burton Chairman
Walter J. Harrington Member
Michael Saltsman Member