What is proposition 2 ½?
Proposition 2 ½ places constraints on the amount of taxes which the Town can levy and on how much the tax levy can be increased from year to year by the Town. It provides the Town with annual increases in its tax levy of: 2.5% and an additional amount based on the valuation of certain new construction and other allowable growth in the tax base ("new growth").

With proposition 2 ½, a minimum 2.5% increase in the Town's total tax levy can be expected each year.

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1. What is the Community Preservation Act?
2. How is your assessment determined?
3. What does the Assessor do?
4. What doesn't the assessor do?
5. What is proposition 2 ½?
6. How can my taxes increase?
7. What if I disagree with the assessment of my property?
8. What types of exemptions (reduction from real estate taxes) does the Town of Hingham offer?