The Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA) consists of three members appointed by the Town Council. Members serve a two-year term, and may be reappointed to successive terms.
The BAA hears taxpayer appeals of their tax assessments. The Board statutorily meets twice a year: in March and in September. In March, the BAA meets to hear appeals of real estate, business personal property, and supplemental motor vehicle assessments. In September, the BAA strictly discusses regular motor vehicle assessment appeals.
For the annual March session, taxpayers must file an Appeal Application with the Tax Assessor in order for their appeal to be heard by the BAA. The period for filing an Appeal Application is typically from January 2 to February 20th of each year. In years where the Town has received an extension to the filing of its Grand List, then the deadline for application filing is extended to March 20th, with the BAA meeting process being extended accordingly. Assessment appeal applications are available in the Tax Assessor's Office in Town Hall or by selecting the following link:
There is no application filing requirement for the hearing of regular motor vehicle appeals in September. Taxpayers may just show up at the Boards regularly scheduled meetings. The Assessor will try to schedule appeals for the convenience of the taxpayers if contacted prior to the meetings.
The Board of Assessment Appeals must file with the Town Clerk by January 31st of each year its schedule of dates that the Board will meet to hear appeals for that calendar year.