The Town Williamsburg offers a variety of state regulated exemptions and deferrals which reduce or postpone property tax obligations for certain qualifying taxpayers. Some examples are: elderly persons, blind persons, disabled veterans, surviving spouse or orphaned minor child, widowed or orphaned minors of police officers or firefighters killed while in the line of duty, and extreme hardship.
There are regulated guidelines that apply such as age, income and asset limitations, ownership and occupancy of the property. The qualifying date is July 1 – the first day of the fiscal year. The applications are available any time after July 1 and the deadline usually falls around December 15th.
For information on abatements, or application forms, please consult the Assessors’ website. The Board of Assessors can be reached by phone at (413) 268-8403. The Assessors’ office hours are Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.