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An abatement is a reduction of property tax granted by the assessors or, on appeal, by the ATB. Generally, abatements are granted when taxpayers are able to prove that the fair market value of their property is less than its assessed value. Taxpayers may also receive abatements if their property is entitled to an exemption or is improperly classified. Taxpayers may apply for an abatement of real estate tax once the actual real estate tax bill is issued, which is generally the third quarter bill in communities that bill quarterly.
A taxpayer may contest tax liability on specific grounds, which include: overvaluation, disproportionate assessment, misclassification of real property, and statutory exemption. For details on these items please visit the
The Fiscal Year 2023 Application for Abatement is available immediately following the issuance of the (first actual bill) which is the 3rd quarter Fiscal Year 2023 tax bill.
The Fiscal Year 2023 application for Abatement of Real Estate Tax is due by the close of business (4:30pm) on February 1, 2023.
Note: If you choose to mail your abatement application, it must bear a U.S. postmark dated no later than the February 1, 2023, deadline date. The assessors cannot waive this deadline and will not grant an abatement for applications received or post marked after the deadline date. Download and fill out the
If you have a new permanent mailing address, you can request a Change of Address Form by calling the Assessor’s Office at 413-786-0400 extension 8700. The completed form signed by all property owners can be returned directly to the Assessor’s Office at:36 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001
The Assessor's Office routinely receives deeds recorded at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds to update property ownership. The ownership will typically update on the next billing cycle following the receipt of the recorded deed. If the ownership has not been updated after the passage of time, please contact the Assessor's Office at 413-786-0400, ext. 8700