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Abatement Information

Taxpayers who believe their property is overvalued or who believe there was an error or mistake in their assessment may appeal their assessment by requesting an abatement.  The abatement process provides a path for a taxpayer who disagrees with their property tax assessment to present evidence and request a reduction in property assessment.    The burden of proof lies with the taxpayer in an abatement request, you must show evidence that your property is overvalued or there was an error or mistake in your assessment.  Simply stating that your property is overvalued will not be sufficient to change the assessed value of your property. 

State law provides 185 days from the day the Selectmen set the tax commitment for a property owner to appeal.  That period of time will expire on February 5, 2024.  All appeals must be received by the Town Assessor’s Office by that date.