Abatement Information & Forms
Abatement applications can only be filed once a year between the mailing of the third quarter tax bill and due date usually February 1. Abatement applications cannot be accepted at any other time or for any previous years. For this reason, we strongly encourage all taxpayers to review their assessed value each year during the months of December or January.
Reasons for Abatement
- Overvaluation - The taxpayer disagrees with the assessors' appraisal of the fair cash value of the property or believes the valuation reflects a data or other error.
- Disproportionate Assessment - The taxpayer believes that the property is valued at a higher percentage of fair cash value than other properties due to an intentional, discriminatory assessment policy.
- Improper Classification - The taxpayer believes the property is not properly classified and the community has multiple tax rates, e.g., the property should be classified as residential, not commercial, and be taxed at the lower residential rate.
- Statutory Exemption - The taxpayer believes an exemption applies based on the ownership or use of the property.