How Do Tax Rates Effect You?
Towns in Franklin County use real estate taxes to fund schools, fire departments, police departments, recycle centers or trash pick up, recreations departments, snow removal, road repairs and so much more.
As a town determines the yearly budget to provide services to its residents, they see residential homeowners as one source for revenue. Revenue for each town is also obtained from the business community and the state.
To the left is a list of Franklin County, Massachusetts towns and the tax rate they are billing their homeowners for 2013.
When searching for your next home, check out town websites to see the services provided to its residents. These official websites provide contact information, some demographic information, services and information important to the community. We need to consider what we pay but it is also important to see how each town works to provide services to the community.