Applications for Appeal Hearing are available in the Assessor's Office, or by download, Feb. 1st - 20th. Completed applications must be filed (received in Assessor's Office) by 4:45 PM Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Postmarks are not considered 'on time'.
If, in any year the assessor is granted an extension to file the grand list until the end of February instead of by January 31st, the 20-day period to file written application for an appeal hearing is also extended to March 1 - March 20 immediately following the extended February GL deadline.
Applicants for appeal should first double-check that property information catalogued by the Town is correct. If their is an error, the assessor can simply verify property data and issue a correction that may resolve the value to the owner's satisfaction. Do not hesitate to contact the assessor before your hearing to discuss questions or concerns. Property owner questions are always welcome. The Town strives to list property value that is fair and equitable for all owners.
Please complete petitions for appeal hearing ledgibly and fully. Remember you are appealing value, not taxes. Attach any information you think supports your opinion of value so that the Board can be better prepared to 'hear' your appeal. File a separate petition, or application for appeal hearing, for each Real Estate, Motor Vehicle and/or Personnal Property account you wish to bring beofre the board. The appellant should be ready to clearly and succinctly present his or her "case" for the Board's later deliberation. The alotted time for each presentation is 15 minutes.
A written notice of decision will be sent to inform the applicant of the Board's decision. Please be prepared to schedule a subsequent property site visit; should the Board require one in order to come to decision.