If you wish to appeal the decision of the Board of Assessors regarding your application for abatement, you may apply to the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board (ATB).

If all circumstances meet the following criterion, your appeal may be heard by that Board;

1. The Application for Abatement was filed timely. The Tax Bill Due Date is the deadline for filing your application for abatement with the Board of Assessors.

2. The Tax Bill was paid on time with no penalty or interest. Refer to the rules in the ATB web site for special circumstances on this.

3. You file your appeal with the ATB within 3 months of the date of action of the Board of Assessors, or date of "Deemed Denial".

Refer to your Notice of Denial, or Abatement Certificate for this date, or check with the Board of Assessors for this information.

Please note that this is a very brief overview of the jurisdictional qualifications. For the full ATB rules, reference the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board Website : http://www.state.ma.us/atb/