An abatement is an adjustment that lowers the assessed valuation of a property, which occurs after the issuance of the actual (not preliminary) tax bill, resulting in a reduction in the amount of taxes owed by the property owner.
If you feel that your property has been overvalued, disproportionately assessed or incorrectly classified, you may apply to the Assessor's Office for an abatement. You must file a written request on the approved application forms. A separate application must be filed for each parcel.
Applications for abatements are accepted between the date third-quarter tax bill is received and 4:00 pm on February 1. The Assessor's Office, by law, cannot act on any abatement application received after the deadline.
The Assessor's Office has three (3) months to act on your abatement application. To avoid interest charges, the full tax due must be paid by the due date. If an abatement is granted and taxes are paid in full, a refund will be granted.