The Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA) responsibility is to hear and act on the assessment appeals as submitted by taxpayers. The taxpayer must provide documentation to the Board as to why the assessment should be adjusted. If the taxpayer is not satisfied with the result of the Board’s decision, they have the option to appeal to the Superior Court within two months, in accordance with Section 12-117 9(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
The BAA meets twice annually to hear appeals. 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 the March Meeting regarding the 2016 Grand List, the Haddam BAA heard 1 Motor Vehicle, 23 Real Estate and 1 Personal Property appeal. (17 real estate applications were from the same owner and encompassed land only)
Board of Assessment Appeal Members are elected for four-year terms and their elections are determined in the bi-annual Municipal Elections. There are currently three members of the Board of Assessment Appeals:
- JoAnn Woickelman, Chairman; Republican Party; Term expires November 19, 2019
- Lisa Lawrence, Member; Republican Party; Term expires November 22, 2017
- Judith Goldfarb, Member; Democratic Party; Term expires November 22, 2017
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Assessment Appeals, please contact the Chairman of your respective political party for more information.