The Preliminary Grand List was lodged with the Town Clerk on Monday, June 6, 2019. Grievance hearings were warned and held on Monday, June 24, 9:30 AM. For for more information, see these documents:
Karen Folger, Assistant Assessor, Town of Pawlet
Mondays and Wednesday mornings
Lisa Wright, Assessor
Mondays 9:30 to 2:30 and by appointment
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 802-325-3309, ext. 102
Background: In March 2018, Pawlet voters Voters decided to eliminate the Town Lister position in favor of a professionally-qualified assessor appointed by the Select Board. The Board would like to acknowledge retiring Listers Elaine Decker and Karen Folger and Charles Mason and, on behalf of the Town of Pawlet, express its appreciation for their years of service.
The responsibility of the Assessors’ office is to estimate the fair market value of property. Property owners in Pawlet may grieve their assessment if they think their property is not assessed fairly in comparison to similar properties in Pawlet. Copies of the current 2016 Reappraisal Report are available at the Assessors’ Office. The grievance definition and additional information are available here: Grievance Defined and Grievance Information. That information must be reviewed to determine if a grievance process is to be initiated. The next step is to download the Grievance Appeal Form and submit it to the Assessors’ Office. For more information on this process, see Grievance Application Instructions.
GIS Mapping System Now Available: The GIS (geographic information science) mapping system for Pawlet is now available on line and can be viewed at: http://www.caigisonline.com/pawletvt/. Several layers of maps are included that give zoning information, soil information, parcel ID, abutting owner information and more. Property cards may also be viewed.