The Assessors Office is the cornerstone of the City's finances. Property taxes are the main source of the City's revenue. The Assessors Office administers this critical element of the City's finances.
Of the 351 communities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Waltham's total real estate valuation is in the top ten.
All of this property has been discovered, listed, valued, and classified according to use by the Assessors Office. Records of the ownership of this property as well as detailed descriptions of the property are maintained by the Assessors office.
These records are a tremendous source of public information for other City departments, the general public and for professionals. The Assessors Office has a detailed sketch of each building in the City, as well as maps showing the locations of these buildings and each real property's lot lines.