Municipal Official Resources

Here is a list of resources and additional information for listers and assessors, municipal officials and taxpayers. For Property Valuation questions, please contact us.

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Assessment Resources
2017 Lister and Assessor Handbook The Vermont Listers Handbook is a comprehensive guide that contains an overview of the appraisal process.
2017 Lister Calendar Stay up to date with our lister calendar
Approved Appraisers and Appraisal Firms Approved Appraisers as Certified by the Vermont Department of Taxes
Fair Market Value Guide Land Developed or Withdrawn from the Current Use Program: Guidance for Assessing Officials on How to Determine Fair Market Value
Fair Market Value Letter Template Fair Market Value - Letter of Explanation
Land Use Change Tax Letter Template PVR has developed this letter template to send the LUCT (Land Use Change Tax) related Fair Market Value Determination to landowners. 
Listers and Errors Omissions Certificate The Listers Errors and Omissions Certificate can be found here.
myVTax Guide myVtax: Land Use Change Tax Values for Listers
myVTax Guide Listers: LV-314 Return Navigation 
Valuation of Subsidized Housing Worksheets For more information see our instructions on how to use these worksheets.
What a Lister Does: Overview of Responsibilities Learn more about the work a lister does.
Form PVR-323 Form PVR-323, Application for Addition to the List of Department-Approved Appraisers Trainees
Form PVR-324 Application for Addition to the List of Department-Approved Project Supervisors
Form PVR-325 Application for Addition to the List of Department-Approved Appraisers
Form PVR-326 Application for Addition to the List of Department-Approved Appraisal Firms
Municipal Official Resources
Data Request Form Request Grand List or Current Use data files
Equalization Study The Equalization Study measures the total value of taxable property in each town and school district in the state.
Guide to Vermont’s Town Clerks, Treasurers & County Clerks This guidebook is a compendium of the physical and mailing address for each city and town. The guide also includes an up to date listing of current Town Clerks and Treasurers in office.
Handbook for Vermont Town Officers - Under Revision This handbook is a complete overview of the duties and responsibilities of local government positions in Vermont.
List Value Adjustment Request for List Value Adjustment
myVTax Guide Town Clerks: LV-314 Return Navigation
Reappraisal Fund Payments A municipality shall be paid $8.50 per grand list parcel per year, from the equalization and reappraisal account within the education fund.
Rules Rules and procedures specific to municipal officials
Secretary of State’s Office Handbooks & Guides The Secretary of State’s office has provided the general public with variety of handbooks & guides that provide information about local government, roles and functions, municipal law basics, and more.
Statutes For simple, fair and orderly procedures we encourage you to review the statutes specific to listers and assessors.
Tax Bills and Confidentiality of Property Tax Adjustment Information Property tax adjustment amounts and the balances due on homestead property tax bills are confidential. However, a municipal officer may disclose both pieces of information to qualifying recipients. 
Town Clerk Frequently Asked Questions In addition to the guide to the Secretary of State’s website has a short list of FAQs for Town Clerks.
Vermont League of Cities & Towns Resources The Vermont League of Cities and Towns offers training and resource documents to assist local government officials with their duties and responsibilities.
Online Resources
eCuse Municipal Service User Guide for Town Clerks and Listers 
myVTax myVTax: A convenient and free service that allows you to manage, file, and pay your Vermont taxes.
myVTax Videos & Guides Information to help you complete specific tasks to get the most out of our myVTax services.
NEMRC Training The New England Municipal Resource Center (NEMRC) offers training and seminars to support their software. You can find tutorials and instructions on their website.


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Commissioner Kaj Samsom
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