The Assessing Department assesses all real property in the City of Barre. The Assessor’s office prepares and files the Grand List and maintains the individual assessment records for all recorded parcels in Barre City. The office also maintains maps indicating the location of properties in the City. Property Transfer Returns and field inspections are used to update the assessment records on a regular basis.
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
Agreeably to the provisions of Title 32, Vermont State Statutes Annotated, Section 4111, notice is hereby given that the undersigned Interim Assessor within and for the City of Barre has this day completed the abstract of property owners as of the first day of April, 2021. The Assessor has this same day lodged the abstract in the office of the clerk for the inspection of taxpayers.
On the 8th day of July, 2021, at 9:00 AM, the undersigned assessor will meet at City Hall, to hear appeals of the taxpayers aggrieved by actions of the assessor from whom timely grievances have been received. To be timely, such grievance must be in writing and received (postmarks not accepted) by the 8th day of July, 2021. At the close of grievance hearings, the Assessor shall make such corrections in the abstract as were determined upon hearing or otherwise. Unless cause to the contrary is shown, the contents of said abstract will, for the tax year 2021, become the grand list of the city of each taxpayer named therein.
Signed at Montpelier, in the County of Washington, this 24th day of June, 2021.
Janet E. Shatney, Barre City Interim Assessor
NOTICE OF LODGING OF ABSTRACT GRAND LIST
Vermont Law requires that the Assessor annually post a notice when the Abstract (Preliminary) Grand List is lodged with the City Clerk. On the same day, State Law requires that an individual notice of any Change in Appraisal be mailed to all property owners whose value has been changed.
Assessment changes are made annually for building improvements, additions, removal of buildings, subdivisions of land, etc.
HOW TO APPEAL YOUR ASSESSMENT
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.
Grievances must be submitted in writing, and received at the City offices no later than Thursday July 8, 2021 by 8:30 am. If received after that, the grievance will not be used for the current year. We recommend using this GRIEVANCE FORM, but it is not mandatory. After the 2021 grievance period, you can grieve any time by submitting a letter and documentation that we will keep on file, but it will not be reviewed or considered until next April.
Feel free to read this informational document on HOW TO APPEAL YOUR ASSESSMENT.
Services provided by the Assessing office:
- Providing information to other departments, outside agencies, and the general public
- Maintenance of property information records, sales information, and tax maps
- updates the State's 911 mapping for the City of Barre, and works in conjunction with the Public Works Director who assigns street numbers
Records and forms available for review:
- Transfer and ownership information
- Tax Maps
- GIS mapping
- Property Record Files
- Lister cards
- Grand List (current, see below)
- Change of Address Form - note that this form, or simply an email to the Assistant City Clerk Cheryl Metevier must be mailed, emailed or dropped off in the Clerk's office
For lister cards or copies of tax maps, please email Kathryn Bramman or call her at (802) 476-0244 and she will be more than happy to help.
Property Sales Reports
City of Barre Grand List:
The FY22 City of Barre Grand List has been provided below as both a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, and as an Adobe *.pdf document that can be searched by name, parcel number or address, and is valid as of July 15, 2021. These files will not reflect any specific property value changes that have occurred after this date.
For the year 2021 (Apr 2, 2021 through April 1, 2022), they are:
Adobe pdf file: FY21 City of Barre Grand List
Microsoft Excel file: FY21 City of Barre Grand list
Previous version (April 2, 2020 through April 1, 2021) of the Grand List:
Adobe pdf file: FY20 City of Barre Grand List
Microsoft Excel file: FY20 City of Barre Grand List