Wards

At-Large
Millie Cardello
27 Ferry Street.

Lester McLaughlin
834 Broadway

Berardino D’Onofrio
17 Evelyn Rd.

Ward 1
Allen L. Panarese
35 Wolcott St.

Ward 2
Joseph A. LaMonica
14 Lawrence St.

Ward 3
Francis A. Parker
28 Freeman Ave.

Ward 4
David M. Ela
19 Henry St.

Ward 5
Marcony Almeida-Barros
105 Bradford

Ward 6
Thomas E. Abruzzese
18 Pierce Ave

School Finance Review Committee

John Hanlon

Anthony Dipierro

Rosa Diflorio

Mayor

City Auditor

School Superintendent

School Business Agent

City Solicitor

Chief Procurement Officer

Millie Cardello

Frank Parker

City Clerk (Clerk To The Board) Non Voting Member

Frequently Asked Questions

When am I vested?

Assessors are required by Massachusetts General Laws to value all real and personal property. The valuations are subject to taxation (referred to as Ad Valorem Tax). Ad Valorem tax means that property is taxed according to value. Property in Massachusetts is assessed/valued at 100% fair market value.

It is required by Department of Revenue that the values are submitted to them for certification every 5 years. Everett’s schedule is 2020, 2025 etc. The Assessing Department is also required to do interim adjustments in the 4 off years. This is accomplished by actual sales studies – comparing the assessment of the property to its selling price. This is done so that the property taxpayer pays his or her fair share of the cost of local government, in proportion to the amount of money the property is worth.

What if I leave city service after I am vested but before I am old enough to retire?

The Assessor does not raise or lower taxes. The Assessor does not make the laws which affect property owners. The Massachusetts Constitution requires that direct taxes on persons be proportionately and reasonably imposed. In addition, the Declaration of Rights, Part I, Article 10, requires each individual to bear his fair share of public expenses.

The Assessor’s Department has nothing to do with the total amount of tax collected. The Assessor’s responsibility is to find the fair cash value of your property, so that you may pay only your fair share of the taxes. The tax rate is determined by all the taxing agencies within the City, and is the basis for the budget needed to provide services, such as schools, roads, fire, law enforcement, etc. The tax rates are simply those rates which will provide funds to pay for those services.