On June 3, 2021 the East Montpelier Listers lodged the 2021 Grand List with the Town Clerk.
The Grand List contains the listing of all taxable properties in the town along with the current assessment of each property. The lodging of this list opens a two-week window in which taxpayers can grieve their current property assessment. Taxpayers whose assessment changed during the past year will receive direct notice of the change and right to grieve. All taxpayers, however, have the right to grieve during this period.
32 V.S.A. §4111(g) reads as follows:
A person who feels aggrieved by the action of the listers and desires to be heard by them, shall, on or before the day of the grievance meeting, file with them his objections in writing and may appear at such grievance meeting in person or by his agents or attorneys. Upon the hearing of such grievance the parties thereto may submit such documentary or sworn evidence as shall be pertinent thereto.
Grievance hearings will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Grievances must be submitted in writing and received at the town office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. We recommend using the following form, but it is not mandatory.
Submit the grievance request to:
East Montpelier Listers
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
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Drop off at the town office, 40 Kelton Road: Use either the drop box next to the handicap ramp or the drop slot at the rear entrance or, if you’d prefer, hand the request off in person at the front door during business hours.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, once again this year we will be conducting the grievance hearings by remote means (by phone or Zoom conferencing service). Once we receive your request for a hearing we will contact you to determine an agreeable methodology for holding your hearing.
If you have questions, please contact the listers at (802) 223-3313×206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please see the State of Vermont handbook on the tax appeal process: