The Board of Assessment Appeals meets annually in March to hear Real Estate appeals of taxpayers who feel that they have been aggrieved. Appeals must be in writing on the appeal form, and filed on or before the grievance day. The filing deadline for appeals is February 20th. The Board is also required to meet in September to hear appeals on motor vehicles. **Filing an appeal does not remove your responsibility to pay taxes on time. If you wish to pay your taxes under protest until you reach a conclusion of your appeal, you must inform the tax collector.
To receive an appeal form, click on Forms and Documents to the left or contact the Assessor’s Office at (860) 871-3650.
Instructions for Filing Real Property Assessment Appeals
Tolland 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 20th. 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, 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 board shall notify each aggrieved taxpayer who filed a written appeal in the proper form and in a timely manner, no later than March first 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.
Please complete the application and return it by February 20th to the following address: Assessor, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084
- The property owner information is self explanatory.
- 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.
- Provide the contact information if different than the property owner. Contact information must include a phone number.
- The grand list is for October 1st. The list number is on the assessment change notification sent to you by the Assessor’s Office.
- List the street address in the property description section, and the map number if it is available. Check the box for the correct property type.
- In the reason for the appeal, identify the differences in the assessment that would reduce the assessment value.
- Appellant must state the estimated property value.
- Appellant must sign and date the form.
The Board of Assessment Appeals will review the application and return a copy of the form with the date and time of the hearing.