Abatement Procedures

Taxpayers have 30 days from the date of the actual bill, usually the first due date of the semiannual billing (about Nov. 1st to Dec. 1st) to file an abatement application (State Tax Form 128). Your application must be filed with the Board of Assessors on or before the due date of the first installment payment of the actual tax bill. This deadline cannot be extended or waived. Payment of the first installment of the tax bill is due, as filing an abatement application does not stay the collection of your taxes. Please see page 2 of State Tax Form 128 for additional information and instructions.

Tax Rate (per $1,000 of assessment):

  • Fiscal Year 2017 $13.29
  • Fiscal Year 2016 $12.98
  • Fiscal Year 2015: $13.00
  • Fiscal Year 2014: $12.70
  • Fiscal Year 2013: $12.60
  • Fiscal Year 2012: $10.10
  • Fiscal Year 2011: $9.41
  • Fiscal Year 2010: $8.63
  • Fiscal Year 2009: $8.96
  • Fiscal Year 2008: $8.25

Total Collection of Taxation of Real Property:

  • Fiscal Year 2017: $2,655,014.61
  • Fiscal Year 2016: $2,592,628.12
  • Fiscal Year 2015: $2,601,844.70
  • Fiscal Year 2014: $2,528,498.08
  • Fiscal Year 2013: $2,418,882.71

Total Collection of Taxation of Personal Property:

  • Fiscal Year 2017: $217,020.68
  • Fiscal Year 2016: $215,373.77
  • Fiscal Year 2015: $207,888.98
  • Fiscal Year 2014: $193,099.16
  • Fiscal Year 2013: $191,859.19