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Local real estate tax appeals

How to appeal the denial of an Application for Abatement by the city/town Board of Assessors
Taxpayers must file an appeal to the ATB within 3 months from when the local board of assessors denies their Application for Abatement

Appellate Tax Board

Phone

Open M-F, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Details

What you need

Download a "Petition Under Formal Procedure" or a "Statement Under Informal Procedure" to start an appeal.  These are available on this page in the "downloads" section.  

Filing Fee Schedule (checks payable to "The Appellate Tax Board")

all property with assessed value $20,000 or less 

$10

all property with assessed value over $20,000 and not in excess of $100,000

$50

all property with assessed value over $100,000 and not in excess of $999,999

$100

all property with assessed value over $1,000,000

$0.10 per $1,000 of assessed value

maximum fee: $5,000

transfer by municipality of appeal from Informal to Formal Procedure

$65

 

How to appeal

Mail a completed Petition Under Formal Procedure or Statement Under Informal Procedure, along with a check for the filing fee.

Our mailing address is:  100 Cambridge Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02114

Petitions Under Formal Procedure must also include a Certificate of Service, which is available in our Downloads below.

Deliver a completed Petition Under Formal Procedure or Statement Under Informal Procedure, along with a check or money for the filing fee.

Our office is located at:  100 Cambridge Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 

Petitions Under Formal Procedure must also include a Certificate of Service, which is available in our Downloads below.

More info

Please see the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Appellate Tax Board for more information on the appeals process. 

Assessors are strongly encouraged to refer to our Jurisdiction Checklists.  These are included in the Downloads section below.

Downloads

Contact

Address

100 Cambridge St., Suite 200, Boston, MA 02114

Phone

Open M-F, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fax

Fax (617) 727-6234

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