When do I file for overvaluation abatement?

You must file between January 1 and February 1 of the tax year or as stated on the tax bill. However, you should ask yourself three questions before filing for an abatement:

  • Is the data on my property correct?
  • Is my value in line with others on my street?
  • Is my value in line with recent sale prices in my neighborhood?

The Assessing staff can assist you in determining whether your assessment is fair and equitable.

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1. What do the Assessors do?
2. How do Assessors determine value?
3. At what ratio is property assessed?
4. What does full and fair cash value mean?
5. Why do assessments change when nothing has happened to the property?
6. When are real property tax bills mailed?
7. What is the CPA tax?
8. Who is responsible for taxes if a property is sold after January 1?
9. Why is the former owner’s name still on my tax bill?
10. After a change in ownership, how do I correct the name(s) on my tax bill?
11. How do I change my address for tax billing?
12. What should I do if I recently sold my property but I am still receiving a tax bill?
13. When do I file for overvaluation abatement?
14. Where do I file an abatement application?
15. What is Proposition 2 1/2?
16. What is the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers?