Board of Assessment Appeals
The Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA) will meet on the following dates to hear appeals:
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 6-8 p.m.
The application period is Feb 1, 2023 – Feb 20, 2023 for the 2022 Grand List and the 2021 Supplemental Motor Vehicle Grand List. Applications for the 2022 BAA must be submitted no later than February 20, 2023.
The September Motor Vehicle Session will take place in late September – exact date TBD.
This BAA is designed to serve as an appeal body for taxpayers who believe the town has erred in the valuation of their property or has erroneously denied them exemptions.
The Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA) will meet in March for Real Estate and Personal Property. To file an appeal, the taxpayer must make written application on or before February 20; appear, or have his or her attorney or agent appear, before the BAA at one if its meetings; and answer all questions concerning his or her taxable property in Chester.
For appeals of Motor Vehicle assessments, the Board meets annually in September.
BAA Petition forms are available upon request in the Assessor’s Office or this website.
It is the duty of the three elected members of the Board of Appeals to process each appeal by reviewing the property in question to determine whether the assessment should be reduced, raised, or left unchanged. The Board, as required by law, notifies each taxpayer in writing as to the action taken in response to the appeal.