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Listers and Assessors

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please see the Vermont Department of Taxes Grievance Hearings procedures and the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Information for Towns for additional guidance, recommendations, and frequently asked questions.

Town and City Data

Use the map below to see:

  1. How that town's CLA compares with the state average;
  2. median sales prices for different property categories;
  3. other information including the 2019 COD, parcel count, reappraisal information and more.

Overview

A lister is an official elected by the citizens of a municipality in which the lister resides, while an assessor is hired or appointed by a municipality. Both listers and assessors are compensated by the municipality. Some assessors work full-time for a given municipality, while others may work part-time at one or several different municipalities.

Roles and Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the lister is to determine the fair market value of your property; all real property commonly known as real estate is assessed. Real property is defined as land and any permanent structures attached to it.  This value is converted into an assessment, which is one component in the computation of real property tax bills. In order to accomplish this goal, listers must understand appraisal methods and property assessment administration in Vermont. For a brief overview of the work a lister does, please review What a Lister Does: Overview of Responsibilities to learn more.

Accessing myVTax

Listers and Assessors Offices must activate their myVTax account. Through this online portal, you can review Property Transfer Tax Returns, enter Current Use Withdrawal Valuations (for Land Use Change Tax), and Verify Sales for the Equalization Study. View this guide for step-by-step instructions for logging into your account and entering Land Use Change Tax valuations.

Please note: As of the 2017 Legislative session, you are no longer required to provide the Department of Taxes with a hard copy of your Town Report, nor a new lister appointment. This information can be transmitted to us by sending us an email.

How We Help

The Division of Property Valuation and Review works extensively with local governments in the performance of its duties. They offer technical support tools, detailed instructions, and direct support through the District Advisors for listers, assessors, and property owners. Please visit our Lister and Assessor resource page for a list of additional information, regulations, and programs that we encourage listers and assessors to become familiar with. For additional information you can also check out our lister and assessor FAQs.

Lister and Assessor Educational Opportunities

Another important component of our support effort is the education program that is made available to the State’s listers and assessors. Find out what courses we offer to listers, assessors, other county officials, and the general public.

Contact

Commissioner Craig Bolio
(802) 828-2505 | Department Directory

Taxpayer Services
(802) 828-2865
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 7:45 am-4:30 pm 

Taxpayer Assistance Window
1st Floor Lobby | 133 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Temporarily Closed to the Public

Public Records Request
Statewide Public Records Database
Government Transparency