City of Springfield, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Springfield as Title 4, Ch. 4.32, of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Taxation — See Ch. 355.
A. 
The Assessors shall meet as soon as practicable after their appointment, and organize themselves into a board, to be called the "Board of Assessors," by the choice of a Chairman and Secretary from among their own number.
B. 
At least one Assessor shall be in attendance within the City at all times for the purpose of providing service to the public.
It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Board organized as provided in § 10-1 to keep the records of its doings in a book provided for the purpose, recording them in the order in which they occur.
Each year, the Board of Assessors shall, for the purposes of assessment, divide the City into as many districts as there are, or in any year shall be, Assistant Assessors, and shall assign the work in such districts to the Assistant Assessors as they deem best.
The Assessors shall annually complete assessment of taxes and commit the same with the warrants to the Collector as required by the law of the commonwealth, and file a copy of the warrant with the City Auditor.
The Assessors of each year shall report a list of abatements made by them to the City Auditor monthly and to the City Council on or before the first day of February in each year.
The compensation of Assessors shall include that provided for assessors by the General Laws or any amendments thereof.