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Board of Assessment Appeals

Members

  • Thomas S. Fiorentino - Chair (Republican)
    • Term Expires: November 15, 2021
  • Mary Terhune (Democrat)
    • Term Expires: November 20, 2023
  • Pamela Z. Sawyer (Republican)
    • Term Expires:November 20, 2023 

The Board of Assessment Appeals meets annually in March to hear the appeals of taxpayers who feel that they have been aggrieved, and at least twice in September to hear appeals on motor vehicles. Appeals must be in writing on the appropriate appeal form.  Real Property appeals must be filed by February 20th, and September motor vehicle appeals must be filed on or before the grievance day. Application forms may be downloaded below, or picked up at the Assessor’s Office.
 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARCH PROPERTY ASSESSMENT APPEALS:
Bolton taxpayers may appeal their property assessment by completing the “Board of Assessment Appeal Application” and filing the form in the Assessor’s office on or before February 20th.  Section 12-111 of the Connecticut General Statutes states that “The written appeal shall include, but is not limited to, the property owner’s name, name and position of the signer, description of the property which is the subject of the appeal, name and mailing address of the party to be sent all correspondence by the board of assessment appeals, reason for the appeal, appellant’s estimate of value, signature of property owner, or duly authorized agent of the property owner, and date of signature.” “The board shall notify each aggrieved taxpayer who filed a written appeal in the proper form and in a timely manner, no later than March 1st immediately following the assessment date, of the date, time and place of the appeal hearing.” (CGS Sec. 12-111.)
 
The filing deadline for appeals is February 20th. Failure to file a written appeal by February 20th is considered a waiver to your right of appeal in that year.
 
The Board of Assessment Appeals will review the application and return a copy of the form with the date and time of the hearing. Each appellant will have 15 minutes to present the appeal.
 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER MOTOR VEHICLE ASSESSMENT APPEALS:
Bolton taxpayers may appeal their motor vehicle assessment by completing the “Motor Vehicle Application to the Board of Assessment Appeals” and filing it with the assessor’s office on or before the meeting of the Board in September.  Appellants or their authorized agent must appear in person with the motor vehicle for which the assessment is being appealed.

Applications

March Application

September MV Application