If you feel that the assessment of your property is incorrect, you have the option to appeal to the Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA). The BAA meets annually in March/April to discuss Real Estate, Personal Property and Supplemental Motor Vehicle appeals; and then again in September to hear any appeals for motor vehicles that are on the annual, October 1st, Grand List.
For 2016 Grand List appeals to be heard in the March/April session, applications must physically be received in the Assessor’s Office no later than February 20, 2017. Any application received after this date is considered late, and will not be accepted. The date for the September motor vehicle appeals will be posted when announced.
Appeal Forms are located on the Forms and Applications page and are only active during the timeframe that they are accepted. If you prefer, a copy can be obtained from the Assessor’s Office during regular business hours.
Once the timely application is received, the BAA will call, and then return a copy of the application, including the date and time of the hearing. Notifications are sent to property owners after their decisions are finalized. The BAA reserves the right to inspect any property that is subject to an appeal - if requested, an appointment will be made during the appeal hearing.