In Vermont, appeals of property assessments (property values) are known as Grievance Hearings with the Assessor/Listers. Per state statute, an abstract of the Grand List must be filed with the town clerk by June 25th of each year of all the property values in the town. Before the list is filed, a Change of Appraisal notice is sent to any property that has a change in value. Anyone can appeal their value regardless of whether there was a change or not any given year. All assessments are subject to appeal by the respective property owners. Anyone who wishes to appeal should file a Grievance Form with the Assessor’s office no later than the end of business the day before the onset of the official Grievance Hearing.
Grievance is an official time period by statute. Once it begins and you have not filed, you will not be able to appeal until the next year.
The town posts official notices to the public on this website and any other official posting locations for town notices.
You may grieve in 1 of 3 ways; in person, by representation (with the written permission of the owner), or by mail. In all cases, you must either contact the Assessor’s office to request a grievance form or submit a letter with your name, address (mailing and property), parcel i.d. number and a statement requesting a hearing. You will be contacted by the Assessor regarding an appointment. Please arrive 15 minutes early and have copies of any documentation you wish to present to to support your grievance. You may mail your grievance request to: Town of Wallingford, 75 School Street, Wallingford, VT 05773, Attention: Assessor
For questions, contact the Assessor’s office at (802)446-2974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice is hereby given, the town of Wallingford has completed the abstract list of taxable properties in town as of April 1, 2017. The abstract list was lodged in the Town Clerk’s Office on May 31, 2017 for inspection by taxpayers. On June 14, 2017, starting at 9:00 a.m., the town will hear grievances by any taxpayers of their appraisals. The deadline to request a grievance hearing is June 13 at 4:30 p.m.