By Marjorie Nesin
---- — ROCKPORT — The town’s annual real estate values have been set and approved by the state, meaning residents will find tax bills in their mailboxes soon.
Town tax assessors are still finalizing the tax rate and preparing to send tax bills. But, until then, the new values are available in the assessors’ office.
Each year the assessed values are established based on sales of a full calendar year. Fiscal 2013 values are based on sales of calendar 2011 with an assessment date of January 1, 2012, according to Assistant Tax Assessor Diane Lashua.
Residents can visit the office during business hours of Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The assessors can also be reached by phone at 978-546-2011 or email at email@example.com. Residents can also request to receive an email with their fiscal 2013 property values, according to Lashua.
Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.