What happens when an abatement is granted or denied?

Upon Board of Assessors vote on the abatement application, the “disposition of application” section at the bottom of the abatement application will be completed by Assistant Assessor. This section includes notes on adjustments to value and tax amounts that need to be made on the Town’s records. The Board of Assessors sign off on the abatement application form. All abatements approved by the Board need to be processed in the billing software system and the applicant will be sent an abatement certificate.
All abatement applicants whose request for abatement is denied by the Board will receive a denial notice (State Tax Form 135) within ten days of the date they voted to deny the application. The “disposition of application” section on the abatement application is completed by the Assistant Assessor indicating the denial of the application.
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