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
2019 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
BCA (Board of Civil Authority) Appeals to the Director Appeals to the Director of Property Valuation and Review
Certification Program  Vermont Property Assessor Certification Program for Listers and Assessors
Fair Market Value Guide Land Developed or Withdrawn from the Current Use Program: Guidance for Assessing Officials on How to Determine Fair Market Value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
Grant Agreement State of Vermont Grant Agreement Application
Hearing Officer Handbook Complete overview of the duties and responsibilities of Appointed Property Valuation Hearing Officers
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.
Lister and Assessor Handbook The Vermont Listers Handbook is a comprehensive guide that contains an overview of the appraisal process.
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 myVTax Sales Study Validation for the Equalization Study
myVTax Guide LV-314 Return Navigation for Listers
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.
Municipal Official Resources
Data Request Request Grand List or Current Use data files
Forms All Municipal Official Forms
Introduction to the Equalization Study Introduction to Vermont’s Equalization Study
FY19 Equalization and Reappraisal Payments A municipality shall be paid $1.00 per grand list parcel per year for their work in helping Property Valuation & Review to collect data for the annual Equalization Study.
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: How to Record a Land Use Change Lien Release
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, 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.
Additional Guidance Fact sheets for Municipal Officials
Online Services
eCuse 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.
Common Level of Appraisal (CLA) Study Committee Final Report
Equalization Study
Hold Harmless Report
Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes (PILOT)
Property Valuation & Review Annual Report


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