The Board of Assessment Appeals is not a Town Department but rather an official municipal agency created as the first level in the appeal process for a property owner to appeal values assessed on the property by the Assessor. The Board functions at an intermediary level between the Assessor and the courts. Since members of the Board are generally laymen, the Board provides taxpayers with the opportunity to be heard by their peers at no expense to themselves. The Board of Assessment Appeals derives its legal authority from the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS), municipal charter or from special acts of the General Assembly.
Taxpayers are encouraged to first present their questions and reasons for disagreement to the Assessors Office.
Applications are available in the Assessors Office and on the Town website, and must be filed in entirety by February 20 (or March 20, when an extension has been granted).
Hearings are conducted by appointment only during the month of March (or April, when an extension is granted).
Hearings for the exclusive purpose of motor vehicle appeals are conducted during the month of September.