Board of Abatement

Members include the Board of Civil Authority, Listers & Zoning Administrator, and Town Treasurer

Twenty-four V.S.A. § 1535 provides authority to abate, in whole or in part, taxes, interest an collection fees accruing to the town in the following cases:

  • taxes of persons who have died insolvent
  • taxes of persons who have moved from the state
  • taxes of persons who are unable to pay their taxes, interest, and collection fees
  • taxes in which there is a manifest error or a mistake of the listers
  • taxes upon real or personal property lost or destroyed during the tax year
  • certain taxes exempt under 32 V.S.A. § 3802(11).
  • taxes upon a mobile home moved from the town during the tax year as a result of a change in use of the mobile home park land or parts thereof, or closure of the mobile home park in which the mobile home was sited, pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 6237.

Important information about Abatements:

  • There are no deadlines to request an abatement.
  • Abatement is not a tax appeal – a decision from the board of abatement will not affect the property value assessed to that property.
  • The board cannot abate only interest and penalty.

Additional Information:
About Abatements

Vermont Secretary of State
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1101
Phone: 802-828-2464 or 800-439-8683 (in-state only)