Assessment Appeals

Hearings


The Board of Assessment Appeals meets annually in March to hear the appeals of taxpayers who feel that they have been aggrieved. Appeals must be in writing on the appeal form. The filing deadline for appeals is February 20. The Board is also required to meet in September to hear appeals on motor vehicles. Please call the Assessor's Office for the date and time of this meeting.
 


April 2016 Hearing Dates


  • April 4; April 6; April 11, April 18
  • 7 p.m.
  • 55 Main Street
    Commission Room B
    Ellington, CT 06029
To receive an appeal form contact the Assessor's Office, please email the office.


Instruction for Filing


Ellington taxpayers may appeal their property assessment by completing the "Application to Appeal" form and filing the form in the Assessor's office on or before February 20. 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 statutory requirement for a written appeal can be satisfied by completing the grey sections on the appeal form. "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 1 immediately following the assessment date, of the date, time and place of the appeal hearing." (CGS Sec. 12-111). Each appellant will have 15 minutes to present the appeal.

Process


  1. The Appeal Form (PDF) must be completed in its entirety.  The following provides explanation to the sections requiring completion.
  2. The property owner information is self explanatory.
  3. Provide the appellant information if it is different than the property owner. Also, the property owner must designate the name of the appellant in writing and attach the notice to the application.
  4. Provide the contact information if different than the property owner. Contact information must include a phone number.
  5. The grand list is for October 1, 2015. The list number is on the assessment notification.
  6. List the street address in the property description section, the map number if it is available. Check the box for property type.
  7. In the reason for the appeal, identify the differences in the assessment that would reduce the assessment value.
  8. Appellant must state the estimated property value.
  9. Sign and date the form.
  10. The Board of Assessment Appeals will review the application and return a copy of the form with the date and time of the hearing.