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Revaluation assessment appeals process moves forward in Brookfield

The next step in a property assessment appeal process starts tomorrow in Brookfield.  Last November, Brookfield property owners received a notice of their new property assessment. At that time, anyone with questions concerning the revaluation process or the data collected on their property had an opportunity to discuss their property value with the Town's revaluation contractor, Vision Government Solutions.

The informal hearings which took place in late November and during December were the first step in the appeal process if a property owner felt their assessment was inaccurate.  A follow-up notice was mailed in late December to those owners, showing any change to the assessment.

The October revaluation was done to equalize property values throughout Brookfield. Current assessments represent 70% of October 1, 2016 Fair Market Value.  All assessment appeals information must be supported by 2016 market data.  That data is available on lists at the Assessor's Office in Town Hall.

The next round of appeals, to the Board of Assessment Appeals, is a formal process undertaken annually by state statute.  The Board will meet during March to hear formal appeals on the revalued Grand List.  Appeal forms will be available at the Assessor's Office in Brookfield Town Hall starting January 20.  All appeal forms must be received by the Assessor's Office by the close of business on February 17th.  Petitioners will be notified of the time and date of their hearing by the Assessor's Office.

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