Town of Hingham FY24 Override

Update: Override Passed in April 2023

The $7,890,467 operational override passed at both Town Meeting on April 24, 2023 and at the Town Election on April 29, 2023.  The override went into effect as of July 1, 2023.  This website contains the information, videos, and other resources provided in advance of the override request. 


The Town is entering the FY24 budget season with a significant deficit that results from adding critical capacity to school and municipal services during COVID-19.  In addition, Hingham is experiencing the same challenges as many Massachusetts communities where the cost of providing services has outpaced revenue growth allowed under Proposition 2 ½.  

The Town used one-time federal and local reserve funds in FY22 and FY23 to offset these deficits.  As we move away from the pandemic and seek to bridge the funding gap permanently, the Town must either reduce services to balance the FY24 budget or raise recurring revenue through an override to maintain current operations.  

Given this context, the Town is proposing a $7,890,467 operational override for the FY24 budget.  To pass, the override will require approval at both Annual Town Meeting on April 24, 2023 and on the ballot at the Annual Town Election on April 29, 2023. 

We’ve compiled information, resources, and FAQs on this page to help community members learn more about the FY24 budget process and override proposal.  We will continue to post additional information and updates below over the next few months.

Override Benefits

  1. Education
  2. General Government
  3. Public Safety
  4. Public Works
  5. Human Services
  6. Culture & Recreation
  7. Capital Investment

East Elementary School front entranceHingham has always taken great pride in its schools, accomplished educators, and first-class educational programming. If the proposed override is passed, the Hingham Public Schools will be able to maintain the current level of programming, retain current faculty and staff members, and continue progress toward the implementation of our strategic plan.

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Property Tax Relief

The Town continues to expand property tax relief programs and enhance outreach efforts to encourage citizens to take advantage of these resources.  

We offer a number of different property tax relief programs for residents based on age, income, and veteran or disability status. Town staff can help direct you to the right programs and exemptions. The Assessor's Office webpage provides a list of property tax relief programs and contact information to learn more.

In addition, did you know that you may be able to “work off” a portion of your property taxes by completing tasks/projects for Town Departments?  The Town offers both a Senior Tax Workoff Program through the Senior Center and a Veterans’ Tax Workoff Program through our Veterans’ Services Department.  

Not sure where to start? The Assessor’s Office would be happy to help:

Hingham Tax Relief Exemptions and Programs

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