Denver, CO asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Colorado

Q: what does it mean when the city is going to Abate your property?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: In a general sense, abatement means that something is reduced or waived. If there is a tax abatement by the city it should mean that the property tax is reduced. Abatements can also apply to nuisance issues (i.e. a property owner needs to quite-down). Abatement is sometimes used by some cities in relation to zoning restrictions (aka special use exceptions). As you can see, abatement can mean a lot of things. I you have questions contact the city and/or review any communications you have received from the city.

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