Property Tax Assessments Are Out — And Up in Jamaica Plain?

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File photo: Brookside Avenue home.

Chris Helms

File photo: Brookside Avenue home.

The city has released fiscal 2016 property value assessments, and there are some reports of Jamaica Plain property taxes leaping significantly from the year before.

The residential tax rate in Boston for 2016 dropped to $11.00 per thousand, down from $12.11 the year before. The residential exemption increased to $1,960.00, from $1,879.53. But that doesn't stop property taxes from increasing if assessments rise quickly.

Assessments can be viewed on the city assessor's website. Per the site, "The triennial public disclosure period for assessed values runs from Monday, November 16, 2015, to Tuesday, November 24, 2015. All values are estimated and subject to review and certification by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue."

Is anybody else in Jamaica Plain experiencing property tax sticker shock?

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