Assessor’s Office

Property Appeal Procedures Board of Tax Appeals

Property Appeal Procedures before the Board of Tax Appeals

All properties have been adjusted to an estimated fair market value as of 4/1/2021.

 

If you are aggrieved by the new valuation and would like to schedule a meeting with an assessor for a property valuation review, please note the following.

 

Before a meeting has been set up it is required to submit a letter of grievance to the Board of Tax Appeals. We ask the property owner to file a property appeal through our website or mail a letter expressing your reasons for the grievance. We prefer to receive a grievance application via website grievance application form because it will expidite the hearing.

 

If you are aggrieved by the Board of Assessor’s decision, you may appeal the decision to the Burlington Board of Tax Appeals.

Use the tile at the bottom of the page to open the online grievance application.This application can be filled out and submitted online to the Assessor’s Office for scheduling of an appointment. Alternatively, you can submit a letter of grievance to the Assessor’s Office. The letter should include reasons for the appeal of the property value, owner’s opinion of value, and it should be signed the property owner. The letter should also include; owner of record, a mailing address, email address, phone number, Parcel ID#, and property location.

Upon receiving your online grievance application or letter of grievance our office will contact you for scheduling a hearing date and to request any additional forms or information that may be needed prior to the hearing.

 

Alternatively, you may notify the Board of Tax Appeals in writing stating the reason(s), which you are aggrieved by the Board of Assessor’s decision and desire a hearing before the Board of Tax Appeals.

 

Send letter to:

Burlington Clerk/Treasurer’s Office

Attn: Board of Tax Appeals/ Lori Olberg

149 Church Street, Room 20

Burlington, VT 05401

 

All requests for a hearing before the Board of Tax Appeals must be made and received by the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office or online at the above URL on or before:

July 22, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. THE DEADLINE TO APPEAL HAS PASSED.

 

 

The Board of Tax Appeals hearings are to review the property owner’s points of grievance and review the property data. The appraiser/assessor does not make decisions of property value at the meeting. Property owners whom have appealed their property value to the Board of Assessors will have 14 days from the mailing date on the letter to appeal their property value to the Board of Tax Appeals.    

 

John Vickery, City Assessor

On behalf of the Board of Assessors