How do I file for abatement?

Obtain an Abatement Request Form by calling 978-264-1720, or by writing or stopping by the Assessor’s office during regular office hours. We are located at:
29 Middle Road
Boxborough, MA 01719

Applications must be received in the Assessor’s office no later than February 1st, or 30 days from date of mailing of the actual (3rd Quarter) tax bill, whichever is later. The Assessor has no legal jurisdiction to act on any application that is received beyond the deadline. The Assessor will review and respond to your abatement request within 90 days of your filing. Please call if you have any questions regarding the Abatement process.

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1. What is the Valuation Criteria?
2. What changes are made each year?
3. Why do different property assessments go up (or down) in different proportions?
4. When my neighbors house sells, will their price determine my assessment?
5. How will this new valuation affect my tax bill?
6. How can I get more information?
7. Why are the tax amounts on my bill different from what I paid last quarter?
8. My property value appears to be a little high, but I'm not sure if I'm over assessed. What should I do?
9. How do I file for abatement?
10. If I file an abatement request, do I have to attend a hearing with the Assessor?
11. What is a revaluation, and when does one occur?
12. Why do some assessments increase more than others after a revaluation?
13. If assessed values rise, do taxes have to rise?
14. Does the assessor need to inspect my house?