Assessment Appeals, Board of
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Appealing an Assessment
The Board of Assessment Appeals meets annually in March to hear the appeals of taxpayers who feel that they have been aggrieved. By State Law all appeals must be submitted in writing. The written appeal shall include, but is not limited to:
- Appellant's estimate of value
- Date of signature
- Description of the property which is the subject of the appeal
- Name and mailing address of the party to be sent all correspondence by the board of assessment appeals
- Name and position of the signer
- Property owner's name
- Reason for the appeal
- Signature of property owner, or duly authorized agent of the property owner
Real estate appeals must be based upon the value of the property at the time of the last revaluation, not the current market. Appeal forms (PDF) are available for download, or may be picked up at the Assessor’s office.
The filing deadline for appeals is February 20th, provided the Grand List is filed on or before January 31st. If an extension to file the Grand List is granted to the Assessor, the filing deadline is changed to March 20th, and the board will meet in April. All appeals must be received by the deadline, postmarks are not acceptable.
Motor Vehicles Meetings
The Board is also required to meet in September to hear appeals on motor vehicles only. These hearings are conducted on a first come, first serve basis.
Board of Assessment Appeals Application Form
Taxpayers may use this form (PDF) to request a meeting with the Board of Assessment Appeals to appeal property assessments. The form must be submitted within the prescribed deadline for an appeal to be heard.