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An abatement is a reduction of property tax. It may be based on a reduction in the assessed value of taxable property, or a parcel may be exempted completely from the property tax based on ownership and use (a church, for example). A taxpayer may apply for abatement only for the current fiscal year and only if there is a dispute concerning the property valuation or the property classification. An application cannot be filed on taxes from previous years.
The Fiscal Year 2021 Application for Abatement is available immediately following the issuance of the (first actual bill) which usually is the 3rd quarter Fiscal Year 2021 tax bill.
The Fiscal Year 2021 application for Abatement of Real Estate Tax form is due no later than February 1, 2021.
Note: If you choose to mail your abatement application, it must bear a U.S. postmark dated no later than the deadline date. The assessor cannot waive this deadline and will not grant an abatement for forms received or post marked after the deadline date. Download and fill out the
If you have a new address and want your bill mailed there permanently, you can request a Change of Tax Bill Mailing Address Form by calling the Assessor’s Office at 413-786-0400 extension 8700. Fill out the form have all owners of the property sign the form and return it directly to the Assessor’s Office at:36 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001