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About the Board of Assessment Appeals (Four Year Term)

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Four Years (no limit)
Five
Elected
Yes
Town Charter - Article VIII

The Board of Assessment Appeals is an appeals body for taxpayers who believe that the valuation of their property is not accurate. The Board of Assessment has the authority to change a property valuation is the feel the property’s fair market value is incorrect.

The Board most frequently meets after a town-wide revaluation, in which assessments on residential and commercial properties are updated to reflect current property values. Residents who disagree with their property assessment can petition the Board of Assessment Appeals to have the assessment changed and thus have their taxes lowered. The Board of Assessment Appeals hears appeals on business personal property and motor vehicle assessments several times during the year.