Board of Abatement

Abatement is a statutory process for relieving taxpayers from the burden of property taxes, water and sewer fees, penalties, interest, and other delinquent charges as allowed by law. The Town of Barre Charter also allows abatement of other municipal charges or levies. The process exists to help a taxpayer who faces extraordinary circumstances that make it difficult for the taxpayer to meet their obligations or to prevent an injustice. Abatement requests are decided by the Board of Abatement.

The Board of Abatement is comprised of the Justices of the Peace, Selectboard members, Town Clerk, Town Treasurer and Town Assessor. The Board meets at least one time each year, at the request of the Clerk, to consider abatement requests. 

The Board does not have regularly scheduled meetings, but schedule meetings after abatement requests are received. To request an abatement hearing complete the abatement request form and submit to the Clerk of the Board, Tina Lunt at tlunt@barretown.org or mail to: Board of Abatement, PO Box 124, Websterville, VT 05678.

To learn more about abatement click here to view the About Abatement handbook provided by The Office of the Vermont Secretary of State.