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You must file the application with the Assessor’s Office in the city or town that issued the bill.
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You may request one from the Assessor’s office or you may download the form here.
Applications for abatement must be received by the Board of Assessors within 3 years after the excise was due, or 1 year after the excise is paid, whichever is later. To preserve your right to appeal, you must file on time.
When you file for an abatement, our office requires you to also file a “Boat status change form” for the Commonwealth and we also keep a copy on file in the office for our records.