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You may file your appeal online as soon as the forms are published. The Board will begin receiving mailed and in person applications on February 1, 2021 in the Evaristo Conference Room,Town Hall, 3rd floor. All forms must be received by the Board by February 22nd, 5PM.
Hearings for Real and Personal Property begin in March and continue until all appeals are heard. Only the days needed to complete the hearings will be scheduled.
Hearings for Motor Vehicles will be heard on September. No appointment is needed. Watch this page for times and date.
A property owner’s attorney or duly authorized agent may appear in person before the BAA. They must have the signature of the owner to act as their agent.
Anyone to whom the title to such property has been transferred since the assessment day may appeal to the BAA.
Exemptions can only be granted for the current Grand List year.
The BAA may grant exemptions to disabled veterans whose proof of disability was not filed by the October 1st deadline.
The BAA can also grant exemptions to the following property owners whose application for exemption the Assessor has denied:
· Any scientific, educational, literary, historical, charitable, agricultural, or cemetery organization that claims property tax exemption under provisions of CGS §12-81, and files a tax exempt statement with the Assessor or Board of Assessors (CGS §12-89).
· Any farmer or group of farmers applying for tax exemptions of farm machinery, horses or ponies owned in the state. (CGS §12-91)
The September session is solely for the purpose of hearing appeals of motor vehicle assessments, as the July tax bill serves as the assessment notice for regular motor vehicle accounts.
The appeal of assessments of all property types may be heard at the March session. Unregistered motor vehicles are declared via the Declaration, and those appeals are heard during the March sessions.