Every charitable organization owning property in Dighton on January 1rst must file a property return (Form 3ABC) with the Board of Assessors in order to receive an exemption for the fiscal year that begins the next July 1rst. The forms are mailed on January 1 and must be returned to the Board of Assessors by March 1rst. Failure to file timely bars the organization from the exemption for that year. If a time extension is needed, it must be requested in writing to the Board of Assessors.
A religious organization must file a Form 3ABC only if it is seeking exemption for property other than a house of worship or parsonage.
Download Form 3ABC (PDF)
A true and complete copy of the charitable organization's most recent annual report to the Public Charities Division of the Attorney General's Office (form PC) must be attached to Form 3ABC. Failure to submit the Form PC also bars the organization from the exemption.