Board of Assessment Appeals
Board of Assessment
The Board of Assessment Appeals will be meeting in September to hear appeals on motor vehicle assessments. If you wish to make an appeal, please call the Assessor's Office at 860-669-9269 to have your name placed on a list for one of the following dates:
Monday, September 19th
Tuesday, September 20th or
Thursday, September 22nd
Hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. and will be heard on a first come, first served basis. The clerk will check you in upon arrival and give you an appeal form to fill out before being heard.
Please bring the vehicle you are appealing and/or pertinent photos of your vehicle such as the odometer.
You, the owner, may send someone in your place in which case they must bring an affidavit signed by you, giving them permission to represent you.
ResponsibilitiesComposed of persons who are elected, the Board enables taxpayers to be heard by their peers at no expense. No fees are charged for the appeal process. Furthermore, taxpayers do not have to be represented by counsel. Created by State law, the Board holds important powers affecting both the Town and the taxpayer.
The Board constitutes one of the lesser-known of municipal agencies. Most taxpayers are aware of the Office of Assessor and Tax Collector. Few, however, know anything about the Board of Assessment Appeals until they have a disagreement about their property valuation. Board members may not typically experts in the field of Real Estate Valuation, learning about their functions and duties only after assuming office.
The Board of Assessment Appeals is an official municipal agency. It is designed to serve as an appeal body for taxpayers who believe that town or city assessors erred in the valuation of their properties or erroneously denied them exemptions. It is important to note that the board is not an assessing agency. It does not value taxable property; that is the function of the Assessor. Its purpose is best explained by the word "review" and as such serves independently of the Assessor.
Source: Handbook for Connecticut Boards of Assessment Appeals 2009