Assessor's Office

Grieving Your Property Value

Once the Grand List is lodged for the year, each property owner whose value has changed will receive a letter from the Town Assessors' Office stating the new value, the reason for the change, and instructions on how to file a grievance if they disagree with the new value. Even if your property value does not change and you disagree with the assessed value on your property, you still have the right to grieve to the Assessor.

In order to file a grievance, the property owner must submit a written letter or email to jpinardi@barretown.orgwhich must be received in the Assessor's Office no later than 8:00 am on the due date. The due date is 2 weeks after the Grand List is completed/lodged. The 2021 due date is July 16th. The letter must be signed by the property owner.

The Assessor will hold grievance hearings over a period of 2 weeks, longer if that is what it takes. This year the hearings will be between 10:00am and 5:00pm on July 20, 2021 and will continue each day until all who have filed a grievance in writing have been heard. The Assessors' written decision will be mailed to the property owner indicating the new value.  If you still disagree with this value you can appeal to the Board of Civil Authority.  Instructions will be included with the written decision.