The Town's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division maintains maps of assessing, zoning, historic districts, and other geographic features. For more information, see the Map Gallery.
- Property Database: This online tool provides information on Dedham properties and can be searched by address, owner's surname, map/block number, or parcel ID. The database also includes a street listing and sales search.
- Assessor Tax Maps: This Town map shows a grid of available tax maps. Click on a square of the grid to download a detailed tax map. Each map shows tax parcel boundaries, buildings and other related features.
- Property Viewer: Use this interactive map to examine areas of Dedham, neighborhoods, streets, and individual properties.
Each November, the elected members of the Board of Assessors and the Board of Selectmen meet to review a list of all real and personal property within the Town of Dedham. The purpose of this annual Classification Hearing is to ensure that, in the next fiscal year, all properties are property classified and taxed according to how they are used. The Town classifies real property into one of two groups based on usage: residential or commercial, industrial, and personal property.
The following Classification Hearing documents are public records you can use to learn more about property in Dedham.
- FY18 Street Listing & Values: This document lists all property values by Street for Fiscal Year 2018. The Town fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.
- FY18 Classification Presentation: This annual presentation, created by the Assessors Office and the Board of Assessor, explains tax classification and tax shift and how they are calculated for fiscal year being discussed.
- FY18 Classification Booklet: This annual record, compiled by the Assessors Office and the Board of Assessors, provides all of the pertinent information and historical data for the Board of Selectmen's deliberations about the classification of property, options to shift the tax burden, and determining tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year.
Figures presented within the Classification Hearing book are subject to approval by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR), meaning all tax rates are only an estimate until approved by the State.