Board of Assessment Appeals
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, the property owner's name, name and position of the signer, 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, reason for the appeal, appellant's estimate of value, signature of property owner, or duly authorized agent of the property owner, and date of signature.
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 are available by clicking here, 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, post marks are not acceptable.
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.
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Taxpayers may use this form 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.