An abatement is a reduction in the tax assessed on your property. To dispute your valuation or to correct any other billing problem or error that caused your tax bill to be higher that it should be you must file for an abatement.

Abatements may only be filed on the actual tax bill that was mailed on or about December  31st and must be timely filed in the assessor's office.  This is usually February 1st or 30 days after the actual bill was mailed. 

These deadlines cannot be extended by law and if your application is not timely filed, you will lose all rights to an abatement. Timely filing an abatement does not stay the collection of your taxes. Your tax bill is still due and must be paid on time. The Assessors have three (3) months from the date of your application to render a decision.

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P.O. Box 164
Lanesborough, MA 01237
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