Collection Information

Creator : Town of Douglas, Massachusetts

Title : Town of Douglas Assessors’ Office

Abstract : Collection includes items related to the Town of Douglas Assessors’ Office. Collection contains maps, street lists and property valuations.

Dates : Bulk 1867 - 1991

Quantity : 21 Folders, 1 Digital Item

Repository : Simon Fairfield Public Library, Town of Douglas Municipal Records & Archive.

Finding Aid : Finding Aid in print form is available in the Repository.

Preferred Citation : [Box #, Item identification], Assessors’ Office, Simon Fairfield Public Library, Town of Douglas Municipal Records & Archive.

Provenance : Found in the Simon Fairfield Public Library Archival Cabinet in 2016. The Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission, "Part A Report: Second Major Airport Sitting Study,” was downloaded on April 19, 2016. No further accession information is available.

Processing Information : This collection was processed by RLD Lavallee on May 3, 2016.

Administrative History

The Assessors’ Office is committed to maintaining an assessment system that develops fair and equitable values for all classes of property. State law requires the Assessors to value all real estate and personal property subject to taxation, based on ‘full and fair cash value’ as of the January 1st preceding each fiscal year. The State Department of Revenue mandates the Assessors annually conduct sales analyses to maintain property values at or near 100% of market value. The assessed values are submitted to the State every year. Town Meeting appropriations voted by Town citizens determine the tax rate. The total taxes apportioned must be sufficient to meet state and local appropriations.

The Assessors also have the responsibility for motor vehicle excise tax bills. The bills originate in the MA State Registry of Motor Vehicles. Boat excise bills are generated by Environmental Law Enforcement. Assessors grant abatements and answer questions regarding excise tax.

The Assessors have the authority to grant Real Estate and Personal Property abatements.

The Assessors’ office has a variety of information available to the public. Assessors’ maps, property record cards and assessment values can be found in the office. The office also processes deeds, and prepares certified abutters lists.

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of Town Maps, Street Lists and Real Estate Valuations for the Town of Douglas.

Related Information

Street Lists and Tax Valuation Guides can be found in RG_002, Town of Douglas Annual Reports, for the years 1941-1965.

Record Group Description

Record Group RG_060 : Assessors’ Office

Sub-Record Group RG_061 : Town Maps

Sub-Record Group Description : Memo and Maps regarding the Revised Flood Hazard Boundary Map and map of Douglas/Uxbridge per the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission.

Sub-Record Group RG_062 : Street Lists

Sub-Record Group Description : Street Lists providing street number and owner for the streets in the Town of Douglas.

Sub-Record Group RG_063 : Real Estate Valuations

Sub-Record Group Description : Real and Personal Property valuations by property location, including owner information for the Town of Douglas.

Record Group: RG_060, Assessors' Office
Sub-Record Group: RG_061, Town Maps

Box #

Folder #

Collection #

Description

3

1

RG_061.01

c. 1976, Memo: J. Robert Hunter, Acting Federal Insurance Administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Insurance Administration, Washington, DC - "Notice of Revision of Flood Hazard Boundary Map for Community"

3

1

RG_061.02

Flood Hazard Boundary Map, Town of Douglas, MA - Map Revised October 22, 1976

3

2

RG_061.03

Map of Site G: Douglas/Uxbridge; Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission. "Part A Report: Second Major Airport Sitting Study." (A copy of the study can be found in the digital archives)

Digital

 

RG_061.04

Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission. "Part A Report: Second Major Airport Sitting Study." Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission, 1991 (Reprinted); 1990 (Original). PDF. 19 April 2016. <https://archive.org/details/secondmajorairpomass>.

Record Group: RG_060, Assessors' Office
Sub-Record Group: RG_062, Street Lists

Box # Folder # Collection # Description

3

1

RG_062.01

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1966. Millbury, MA: Millbury Journal, 1966.

3

1

RG_062.02

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1968. Webster, MA: Times Publishing Co., 1968.

3

2

RG_062.03

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1974. Millbury, MA: Millbury Journal, 1974.

3

2

RG_062.04

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1977. Millbury, MA: Millbury Journal, 1977.

3

2

RG_062.05

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1979. Millbury, MA: Millbury Journal, 1979.

3

3

RG_062.06

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1981. Millbury, MA: Millbury Journal, 1981.

3

3

RG_062.07

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1982. Millbury, MA: Millbury Journal, 1982.

3

4

RG_062.08

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1984. Douglas, MA, 1984.

3

5

RG_062.09

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1985 Douglas, MA, 1985.

3

5

RG_062.10

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1985 Douglas, MA, 1985.

3

6

RG_062.11

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1987. Douglas, MA, 1987.

3

7

RG_062.12

Town of Douglas. Street List, 1990. Douglas, MA, 1990.

3

8

RG_062.13

Town of Douglas. List of Residents, 2007. Douglas, MA, 2007.

3

9

RG_062.14

Town of Douglas. List of Residents, 2008. Douglas, MA, 2008.

Record Group: RG_060, Assessors’ Office
Sub-Record Group: RG_063, Real Estate Valuations

Box #

Folder #

Collection #

Description

3

1

RG_063.01

1867-1868 – Town of Douglas. Report…valuation of the town of Douglas for the years 1867-1868. East Douglas, MA: G.W. Spencer & Co., 1868.

3

2

RG_063.02

1891 – Town of Douglas. Valuation of the town of Douglas for the year 1891. East Douglas, MA: Charles J. Batcheller, 1891.

3

3

RG_063.03

1928 – Town of Douglas. Valuation and tax list of the town of Douglas for the year 1928, printed by vote of the town. Webster, MA: Times Publishing Company, 1929.

3

4

RG_063.04

1935 - Town of Douglas. Tax book and valuation of property, 1935, town of Douglas. Central Massachusetts Printing Company.

3

5

RG_063.05

1940 - Town of Douglas. Tax book and street list, 1940, town of Douglas. Millbury, MA: Millbury Journal Press, 1940.

3

6

RG_063.06

1954 – Town of Douglas. Tax book and street list, 1954, town of Douglas. Webster, MA: Times Publishing Co., 1954.

4

7

RG_063.07

1960 – Town of Douglas. Tax book and street list, 1960, town of Douglas. Webster, MA: Times Publishing Co., 1960.

4

8

RG_063.08

1966 – Town of Douglas. Tax book and street list, 1966, town of Douglas. Webster, MA: Times Publishing Co., 1966.

4

9

RG_063.09

1980 - Town of Douglas. Real estate and personal property town of Douglas, Massachusetts, January 1, 1980.

4

10

RG_063.10

1985 - Town of Douglas. Real estate and personal property town of Douglas, Massachusetts, January 1, 1985.

RG_060, Assessors' Office Finding Aid (May 16, 2017)