The Board of Assessment Appeals consists of three members elected to four-year terms.
The functions and responsibilities of this Board consist of the hearing of grievances regarding tax assessments and adjustments to the Grand List as provided in the Connecticut General Statutes.
Advance appointments are required for the annual March hearings (real property). Generally, walk-in hearings only for the October automobile evaluations. Appeals for the walk-in will be heard in order of arrival.
Appellants must appear in person (or designate an agent, in writing). Unless otherwise authorized, no virtual hearings are allowed.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN. NO MASK- NO HEARING.
If scheduled by the assessor, notice will be given as to the date/time of the hearing. Regardless whether your hearing is scheduled or is a walk in, however, you should either provide the following in advance (for Real Estate) or bring the following (for Autos) to the hearing:
- A face mask;
- Your current tax bill;
- Your appraisal for your property as of the re-evaluation Grand List date (real property);
- The subject vehicle(s) for inspection by the BAA (if a vehicle);
- If you cannot bring your vehicle, bring photos that clearly show the condition/mileage;
- Any other documentation to support your claim. Keep in mind, you are appealing the value as of either: a) the latest Grand List re-evaluation date (real property) or the latest Grand List date (cars and other property).
What happens next: A letter with the Board’s decision will be sent to you within one week of the decision.
Please call the Assessor’s Office at (860)663-1765 Ext.506 with any questions.