How do I appeal a personal property tax?

Application forms are available from the Board of Assessors during regular business hours, or can also be downloaded from the internet.

The application must be filed with the Board of Assessors by February 1st of the current fiscal year, after the 3rdquarter (January 1st) bill is mailed.  

If a “Form of List” has not been timely filed, the Board of Assessors cannot abate any taxes unless the taxpayer can show a reasonable excuse for not filing the form, or the tax assessed is more than 150% of what the tax would have been had the form been timely filed.  Only the amount over 150% of the correct value can be abated.