Board of Assessment Appeals
Property Assessment Appeals
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 2021 Grand List were due on February 22, 2022 at 5:00 PM. (CGS §12-111).
If you did not submit a hearing application you will have an opportunity to submit an application for the 2022 Grand List next year.
Hearings for Real Estate and Personal Property assessments will be held in person in the Evaristo Room (3rd floor) in Greenwich Town Hall beginning March 1, 2022. 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 on September 13, 2022 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.