Think the Town's Value of Your House is Too High? Abatement Applications Are Now Available

But this is a limited time offer: applications must be in by Feb. 3 at 4 p.m.

Do you open your quarterly real estate bill from the town of Belmont only to stare in bewilderment at:
  1. the amount that needs to be paid, and, 
  2. how much the town values your property used to calculate that big bill.
While there is no way residents can change the tax rate the town uses (at the newly approved $13.50 per $1,000), they can challenge the value the town has placed on their "castle."

Applications for fiscal year 2014 abatement from real estate and personal property tax are currently available at the Assessors' Office in the Homer Municipal Building in the Town Hall complex in Belmont Center. 

Residents can pick up an application at the office, or by calling 617-993-2630 and staff will mail the application. The application is also available on-line here.

On-line assessing information provides all the fiscal '14 real estate property record information. Examples of information available are: style of house, number of rooms, full baths, half baths, fireplaces, condition, lot size, living area, etc.  Click here to launch into on-line assessing information.

Property information can be accessed by using the owner's last name, property address, or map and parcel (for instance: the identifier of the property). The most popular manner to access information from the website is by Address:

But hurry up; the abatement process is a limited time offer. The deadlines for Fiscal 2014 abatement applications are:

• received at the Assessors’ Office by Monday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m., or

• mailed by United States Mail, First Class Postage Prepaid, to the Assessors’ Office, 19 Moore Street, Belmont, MA  02478, with a USPS postmark on Monday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m.


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