Winthrop town sealWinthrop is located in eastern Massachusetts in Suffolk County. It is bordered it to the north by Boston and Revere, to the east by Massachusetts Bay, and to the southwest by Boston Harbor. Located in the central eastern part of Suffolk County, it is located adjacent to Boston, the capital of Massachusetts. With an area of 8.3 square miles, with only 2.0 square miles of land and the majority, 6.3 square miles water. It had an estimated population of 17,497 in 2010.

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 – Winthrop provides property cards online through their revaluation company Vision Appraisal. Winthrop does not appear to have a zoning department with Building Department and a Planning Board. The number listed under zoning is for the Building Department.

Winthrop highlighted in Suffolk County mass map

Winthrop Tax Information

Current Grand List Year2013
Fiscal Year2014
Mill Rate Residential15.58
Mill Rate Commercial, Industrial15.58
Mill Rate Personal Property15.58
Last Revaluation2011
Next Revaluation2014

Winthrop highlighted in Suffolk County

Winthrop Town Hall Information

Winthrop Tax Assessor(617) 846-2716Winthrop property records online
Winthrop City Clerk(617) 846-1742Winthrop land records online
Winthrop Tax Collector(617)846-3226Winthrop Director of Finance
Winthrop Mapping / GISN/AWinthrop GIS viewer
Winthrop Planning & Zoning(617) 846-4344Winthrop Zoning Regulations
Winthrop SchoolsN/AWinthrop Schools
Winthrop Crime RateN/AWinthrop Crime Rate