Chelsea Massachusetts Town SealChelsea Massachusetts is irregularly shaped with towns bordering it to the northwest by Everett, to the northeast by Revere, to the southeast by Chelsea Creek, and to the southwest by the Mystic River. Located in Suffolk County, it is located adjacent to Boston, the capital of Massachusetts. With an area of only 2.21 square miles, Chelsea has the smallest area of any city in Massachusetts. It had an estimated population of 36,828 in 2012.

Understanding Tax and Town Hall Information

Each State, and often town have variations in how t hey handle taxes, records and town/county functions.
Tax Information – Massachusetts General Laws require towns and cities to assess all property at its full and fair cash value as of January 1 of each year (, Chapter 59, Section 38). The assessed value for the Fiscal Year 2013 tax bill represents the fair cash value of property as of January 1, 2012. Full and fair cash value is defined as the price an owner willing, but not under compulsion, to sell ought to receive from a buyer willing, but not under  compulsion, to purchase. Massachusetts statutes further requires that all cities and towns complete a revaluation and undergo certification by the Department of Revenue every three years.
Town Hall Information – Chelsea provides property cards online through their revaluation company Vision Appraisal.

Chelsea, Suffolk County Highlighted in Mass Map

Chelsea Tax Information

Current Grand List Year2013
Fiscal Year2014
Mill Rate Residential14.88
Mill Rate Commercial, Industrial36.04
Mill Rate Personal Property36.04
FY 2013 Residential Exemption758.57
Last Revaluation2013
Next Revaluation2016

Chelsea Suffolk County

Chelsea Town Hall Information

Chelsea Tax Assessor(617) 466-4010Chelsea property records online
Chelsea City Clerk(617) 466-4050Chelsea land records online
Chelsea Tax Collector(617)466-4240Chelsea Tax Payments Online
Chelsea Mapping / GISN/AChelsea GIS viewer
Chelsea Planning & Zoning(617) 466-4180Chelsea Zoning Regulations
Chelsea SchoolN/A Chelsea School information
Chelsea Crime RatesN/A Chelsea Crime Rates