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Where does Fall River’s property tax compare to surrounding cities and towns?



By now, everyone has received their first tax bill of the year. While tax rates in Bristol County are on the decline, property values continue to rise, off-setting the potential savings in reduced rates. The 2024 residential property tax rate in Fall River is $11.49 per $1000, down 6.36% over 2023. But where does Fall River compare with surrounding cities and towns?

2024 Residential Property Tax Rates

Fall River 11.49
Somerset 12.79
Swansea 11.04 plus 0.95 for water
Westport 7.73
Freetown 10.43
Dartmouth 8.33
New Bedford 12.00
Fairhaven 9.23

The towns in Bristol County with the highest 2024 residential property tax rates are Dighton 13.68, Mansfield 13.50, and Easton 13.35.

Interested in buying a home in Fall River? Zillow has this home listed as the most expensive single-family home in the city right now:

Primary correspondent for the Greater Fall River area, Jess focuses on human interest stories and investigations into political corruption. She is a former fill-in host and digital contributor at The Howie Carr Show, former host of The Jessica Machado Show and SouthCoast Tonight on WBSM in New Bedford, former blogger at The Herald News and a former fill-in host at WSAR in Fall River.

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  1. Fed Up

    January 23, 2024 at 4:35 pm

    Who the heck would pay $1M dollars for that? They couldn’t get $1M for Maplecroft

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