Abatement is the process for relieving qualified taxpayers from the burden of paying property taxes (both municipal and statewide education property taxes), interest, and/or penalty fees. It is not a process for changing the assessed value of a property. The Board of Abatement only has the power to grant abatement if it finds that the taxpayer falls within statutory criteria pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 1535 and makes a reasonable and proper request.
The Board of Abatement is comprised of the Select Board, the Justices of the Peace, the Listers, the Town Treasurer and the Town Clerk.
Board of Abatement Agendas and Minutes can be found online and/or at the Town Office.