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

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. 


The 2017 Preliminary Assessments / Vision (Property Cards and Tax Maps)  are  available online and at the town office. 

2016 Rates 

   Tax Rates: Set in July 
        Homestead:           $1.5185   
        Non Residential:   $1.4990    
      Municipal :               $  .9464
  Assessment levels
Common Level of Appraisal (CLA): 102.4%
     Coefficient of Dispersion (COD): 10.05%

2017- Common Level of Appraisal (CLA): 100.25%                  Coefficient of Dispersions (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