Assessor’s Office

Property Appeal Procedures Board of Assessors

Property Appeal Procedures before the Board of Assessors

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 hearing is scheduled it is required to submit a letter of grievance/grievance application to the Burlington Assessor’s office. 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 expedite the hearing.

An online grievance application is at the bottom of the web page located at:  https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/Assessor/Property-Value-Grievance-Application. This 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 be signed by the property owner
  • 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.

Board of Assessor Property appeal hearings will be held during business hours, from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Hearings will be held in the month of May.  

 

Please submit a letter of valuation grievance or grievance application to the Assessor’s Office by:

May 16, 2022 at 4:15 PM

 

The Board of Assessor hearings are 15 minute meetings. This is ample time to address your concerns. Please don’t go over the allotted time out of respect for the next property owner. If more time is needed an additional hearing time can be scheduled. The meetings 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.

Post Board of Assessor hearing:

Property owners whom have been heard by the Board of Assessors will have 14 days from the mailing date on the value decision letter to appeal their property value to the Board of Tax Appeals at the Clerk’s office.    

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.

 

 

Send letter to:

Attention: Office of the Assessor

Board of Assessors 

149 Church Street

Burlington, VT 05401

 

 

 

John Vickery, City Assessor

On behalf of the Board of Assessors