Assessor

Because the final tax rate for fiscal year 2017 has not been set, preliminary bills are currently being sent based on 2016 assessments. A final bill will be sent when the final tax rate is set. Please click read more for more details.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING 3RD QUARTER PRELMINIARY TAX BILLS

Taxpayers will be receiving third preliminary tax bills because actual bills for fiscal year 2017 cannot be issued at this time. You will receive your actual fiscal year 2017 tax bill based on January 1, 2016 assessments after the tax rate is set. Any first, second, or third preliminary tax payments made will be credited toward the payment of you fiscal year 2017 tax.

THIRD PRELMINARY TAX AMOUNT: The third preliminary tax payment show in this bill will not be more than the first installment payment shown on your previously issued preliminary tax bill.

PAYMENT DUE DATES/INTEREST CHARGES: Your third preliminary tax payment is due on February 1, 2017, or 30 days after the date the bills were mailed, whichever is later. Your first preliminary payment was due on August 1, 2016 and the second payment was due on November 1, 2016. If preliminary payments are not made by their due dates interest at the rate of 14% per annum will be charged on the unpaid and overdue amount. Payments are considered made when received by the collector.

ABATEMENT AND EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS: Your right to seek abatement or exemption from your fiscal year 2017 tax is not prejudiced by the issuance of preliminary tax bills. Once the actual tax bills are issued you will be able to apply for an abatement or exemption. The deadline for filing your abatement or exemption application will be measured from the date the actual tax bills are mailed, not the date preliminary tax bills were mailed. Your actual tax bill will provide you with more detailed information on application procedures and deadlines.

INQUIRES: If you have questions on how your third preliminary tax installment was determined, address changes and ownership changes, you should contact the Board of Assessors. If you have any questions on payments you should contact the Collector’s Office.

The Assessors Office is open Monday and Wednesday’s from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday by appointment. Contact Jennifer Morse at 625-0300 x. 4 or email assessors@townofshelburne.com with questions.

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