As 2013 begins, property tax rates are increasing for residents across Massachusetts, and they will be in Westford as well, with residential property tax rates rising from $15.55 to $16.13 per thousand dollars of appraised value and commercial and industrial rates rising from $15.79 to $16.38.
Statewide, the average residential rate was $14.38, the average commercial rate was $17.94 and the average industrial rate was $17.69.
Compared to other 334 communities in the Commonwealth with set tax rates for the 2013 Fiscal Year, Westford had the 229th lowest residential rate, the 165th lowest commercial rate and the 167th lowest industrial rate.
Here's how the towns adjacent to Westford as well as the communities on the list with the highest and lowest rates. (NOTE: We've checked the five lowest industrial rates among communities that have industrial rates. Six communities have no industrial property taxes)
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Highest Commercial Rates
Lowest Industrial Rates
Highest Industrial Rates