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Real Estate Overvalue Abatements

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The Fiscal Year 2014 actual tax bill will be arriving soon with new assessed values for properties.  Those interested in filing for Overvalue Abatements will have a 30-day period to file for abatement from Jan. 2 to Feb. 3, 2014. Abatement application cannot be accepted until Jan. 2, 2014.

Applications submitted before this date cannot be acted upon by the Board of Assessors. Abatement applications, directions and sales from 2012, which were used to set value, will be on the website by Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, and at the office. All abatement applications must be filed by Feb. 3, 2014. Applicants should make sure to include their opinion of value and a list of three comparable properties. As part of the application process, the Assessors’ office will be setting up appointments to inspect the property of all who file for abatement. For further information, call the Assessors’ office at 508-230-0520.