The taxpayer may file an Abatement Application with their municipality, from the time of receipt of the final tax bill (usually in November), until March 1st of the following year. The town has until July 1st to grant or deny the application. Simply stating that your value is too high is insufficient. Gather as much information as you can on similar properties in your neighborhood. Check with a real estate broker, or use the sales record book in our Assessing Office.
Abatement application forms are available in the Assessing Office, or you may go to Board of Tax and Land Appeals website, and click on Municipal Abatement Form in the Property Tax Forms section. The Town of Bow does not require Inventory Blanks, so check N/A on that question on page 1 of the application form.
Please Note: Applying for a property tax abatement does not mean you should postpone paying your taxes. Taxes should be paid as assessed, by the deadline stated on your tax bill, or you will be subject to interest charges. If an abatement is granted, a refund with interest will be made. Board of Tax and Land Appeals website.