Board of Assessment Appeals
Motor Vehicle Appeals Hearings
sment Appeals for motor vehicles will be heard on September 12, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Gisborne Room on the first floor of Town Hall located at 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, Connecticut. If you believe the assessed value for your motor vehicle is incorrect, please download and fill out this form and bring it to the hearing. The appeal hearing application form must be completely filled out.
Motor Vehicle assessment appeals are heard on a first come, first served basis. No appointment is necessary. If the owner is unable to appear in person, a designee may come with a letter of authorization.
Property Assessment Appeals
The application window for appealing your Property Assessment for your Real Property and Personal Property has closed as of February 21, 2023 (other than for Automobiles, whose hearings are in September). You may appeal next year if you were not able to get your appeal this year.
During the time the Board of Assessment Appeals is in session it may be reached by telephone at 203-618-7601.
Petition to the Board of Assessment Appeals hearing applications for Real Estate and Personal Property assessments from the 2022 Grand List are due on February 21, 2023 at 5:00 PM. (CGS §12-111).
Hearings for Real Estate and Personal Property assessments will be held in person in Greenwich Town Hall beginning March 6, 2023. If a property owner is unable to appear on a scheduled date or time, a substitute may appear with a letter of authorization.
Hearings for Motor Vehicle assessments will be held each September between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. No appointment is necessary. The appeal hearing application must be completely filled out. If a motor vehicle owner is unable to appear on a scheduled date or time, a substitute may appear if they have a letter of authorization.
What Is Being Appealed
Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle assessments are being appealed. The tax amount is not being appealed.
The tax amount is determined by the mill rate which is set by the Board of Estimate and Taxation in May. For more information please see “What is a Mill Rate?” and “How is the Mill Rate Determined?” in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Board of Assessment Appeals Members and Responsibilities
The Board of Assessment Appeals is tasked with hearing Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle appeals for taxpayers who feel the Assessor has erred in the valuation of their properties.
Members of the Board of Assessment Appeals are elected by the citizens of the Town of Greenwich every two years (odd years) during municipal elections. The current members of the Board of Assessment Appeals were elected in November, 2021. They are:
Mark Pruner (Chair)
The Board of Assessment Appeals may elect not to conduct an appeal hearing for any commercial, industrial, utility or apartment property with an assessed value greater than one million dollars. (CGS §12-111).
The Board of Assessment Appeals has the authority to increase, decrease or leave an assessment unchanged. Applicants will be notified of the Board of Assessment Appeals decision by mail approximately two weeks after hearings have concluded.
Applicants who feel aggrieved by the Board of Assessment Appeals or are dissatisfied with the Board's decision may take their case to the Connecticut Superior Court in their local jurisdiction within 60 days of the outcome notice.
Field Cards are available in the Assessor's Office.