If an abatement is granted, you will receive a notice in the mail showing the corrected tax amounts. Most abatements are granted on the basis of corrected or new information submitted to the Board.
The key to the appeal process is understanding your rights and responsibilities.
You have the right to appeal the decision of the Board of Assessors in the Appellate Tax Board (ATB). The ATB is a State appeal process.
The General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts require that each city and town keep all real estate assessments current. The State now requires that adjustments to assessments be made on an annual basis.
The Town of Andover issues tax bills on a quarterly basis.