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Frequently Asked Questions

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When do I file for overvaluation abatement?

The application for abatement must be filed (received by the Assessor) no later than thirty (30) days after the date on which the "actual" tax bill was issued.

However, you should ask yourself three questions before filing for an abatement:

  • Is the data on my property correct?
  • Is my value in line with others on my street?
  • Is my value in line with recent sale prices in my neighborhood of properties that are sold in the calendar year 2014 (the Fiscal Year 2016 Assessed Value represents the real estate market as of January 1, 2015)?

The Assessing staff will be happy to assist you to determine whether your assessment is fair and equitable.

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