Listers/Assessor's Office

Department of Property Valuation (Assessor's Office)


Listers are unique to Vermont. They are elected officials who are responsible for the valuation of all real property values in town. One Lister is elected each year to serve a 3-year term. Due to the size of the town, Hartford also has a full-time assessor, who assists the Board of Listers and oversees the daily operation of the office as well as a records specialist.

Lister - expires 2020     Kevin Stuart, elected 
Lister - expires 2018     Michelle Wilson, appointed
Lister - expires 2018     John Clerkin, appointed

Assessor                       Michelle Wilson
Records Specialist        Pat Stark

ANNOUNCEMENT- HIRING NEW POSITION

The Town of Hartford seeks a team oriented, self-motivated Assistant Assessor to work in a dynamic office setting. This is a full-time position in which the primary responsibility is to assist in all functions and activities of the Assessor’s Office for the compiling and maintaining of an annual grand list of real property values. 

 

A detailed job description is available at http://www.hartford-vt.org/Jobs.aspx . Annual salary commensurate with work experience. Excellent benefits. Send letter of interest, resume & 3 references by Friday, September 8, 2017 to: Michelle Wilson, Department of the Assessors, 171 Bridge St, White River Junction, VT 05001 or mwilson@hartford-vt.org . EOE & ADA compliant.

Responsibilities of the Office


Our primary responsibility is to appraise and assess all real property in town in compliance with applicable Vermont State Statutes. In most instances, this will be fair market value. This includes annual maintenance such as updating changes resulting from building permits, structural changes or improvements to the property, as well as periodic revaluations.

In addition, the office provides

  • Assessment history information
  • Detailed explanation of the assessment process
  • Property Record Cards
  • Specialized reports
  • Tax maps, which are periodically updated to correspond with survey changes

Tax Map Discrepancies


Should there be a discrepancy between our acreage and what you believe you actually own, we will need a recorded survey prior to changing our records. We do want to stress that the tax maps are an approximation of property lines used for listing purposes only. They are not considered a legal document and cannot be used to determine actual boundaries. 
  
 2017

Assessments

The 2017 Assessment Property Cards and Tax Maps  are  available online and at the town office.  

You can now print both the simple version and the complete office version of the parcel card as well as the tax map for any property in town online!.

2017 Rates 

   Tax Rates: Set in July 
      Education:
         Homestead:           $1.5800 
         Non Residential:   $1.5524    
       Municipal :               $  .9579
   
   Assessment levels
    
Common Level of Appraisal (CLA): 98.8%
     Coefficient of Dispersion (COD): 8.6%

      2016 EQ study CLA: 100.25%  and 

COD: 11.12%        

Concerns & Questions
Should you have any concerns regarding your current assessment, general questions or suggestions, please feel free to call us 802-295-3077 or email us at listers@hartford-vt.org