The Board of Assessment Appeals consists of three members elected to 6-year terms.
The Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA) is the body that hears and decides upon appeals related to assessment matters.
The BAA has three members who are elected to a six-year term. The BAA enables taxpayers to be heard by their peers at no expense. No fees are charged for the appeal process. Taxpayers do not have to be represented by counsel.
The Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA) is an official municipal agency. It is designed to serve as an appeal body for taxpayers who believe that town or city assessors erred in the valuation of their properties or erroneously denied them exemptions. It is important to note that the board is not an assessing agency. It does not value taxable property - that is the function of the assessors. It is a review body, and as such serves independently of assessors. The Board is the first level of appeal from the actions of the assessors. Its decisions are binding for one year and may be changed by the assessor on the subsequent Grand List when a reduction of increase was not equitably instituted. The BAA is an independent authority with no right of action binding, in each instance, for a period of more than one year. In most cases, it operates as an intermediary level between the assessors and the courts. The BAA has distinctive powers which they may exercise at their own discretion:
The Assessor has filed an extension for the completion of the 2018 Grant List, therefore, Board of Assessment Appeals petition forms are due by March 20, 2019.
Richard Waterman (D)
Term End: 11/02/2021
William Lynch (D)
Term End: 11/05/2019
Geraldine Meadows (R)
Term End: 11/07/2023
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