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 timeline for filing an Appeal Application is from February 1st to February 20th. In the event that February 20th is a holiday or a weekend, applications must be received in the Assessor's Office on the last working day prior to February 20th by the close of business. 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 links: