Assessor&Rsquo;S Office

Office of the City Assessor


The function of the Assessor's Office is to establish fair and accurate property values of all real property in Burlington, Vermont. The department is responsible for the administration of all laws and regulations regarding property tax assessments.

The assessed values are the basis for the City's annual property tax levy. The Grand List Book is an inventory of approximately 11,000 taxable and exempt real estate parcels. Total taxable property value is approximately $5,9 billion.  

Hours of operation by phone: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:0o p.m. 

General Property Value Updates (non-reappraisal project annual work)

Our City office staff may call you and/or email a request for a property inspection as a result of recent improvements made to your property. Most often our request comes from a review of permitted improvements reviewed through Open Gov. software. This is the same software that the Department of Permit and Inspections uses. Our office uses other means of property review such as driving through sections of the City and sales review. These types of reviews may result in a request for inspection from our office as well.


We promise to do the best job to provide a fair assessment based on the recent upgrades to your property. We will not put your property at its full market value, rather at a similar level of value that other property values are at. The goal is always to be fair and to be open as possible with the work we are conducting.  


The City Assessor’s office is located on the ground floor of City Hall. The office address is 149 Church Street, Ground Flr, Burlington, VT 05401


Joe Turner, City Assessor


Contact: (802) 540-0316 or