What is the Assessment Appeals Process?

Residents often appeal their revaluation if they think there are errors in the data or unique factors to their individual property. Providing information in your appeal that highlights these unique factors, or documentation on the sale of similar properties in your neighborhood is recommended.

Informal Appeals

The timeframe to apply for an informal hearing has passed. If you have not filed for an informal hearing, you will need to file a formal appeal with the Board of Assessment Appeals. 

If you had an informal hearing, here are some next steps: 

  • If you attend an informal hearing, a letter will be mailed to you to indicate whether a change in value occurred. This letter will be mailed prior to the official signing of the Grand List.
  • After receiving this letter, if you believe your assessment is still not accurate, you may appeal to the Board of Assessment Appeals. Prior consideration by the Board of Assessment Appeals may not carry over to the new valuation.

Formal Appeals

If you missed the informal appeals process, a formal appeal is your only option.

  • To file an appeal with the Board of Assessment Appeals, it must be on the prescribed form.
  • Applications may be obtained at the Assessor’s Office on the 6th floor of the Government Center, or on the City’s website here https://www.stamfordct.gov/tax-assessment/pages/downloadable-forms between February 1 and February 20, 2018.
  • All applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Assessor’s Office on the 6th Floor no later than February 20, 2018. 
  • The Board of Assessment Appeals will notify you by mail of the hearing date, with hearings taking place in March, 2018.
  • If you are not satisfied with the hearing results, you may continue your appeal in state Superior Court pursuant to Connecticut General Statute §12-117a.