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.
AssessmentsThe 2017 Preliminary Assessments / Vision (Property Cards and Tax Maps) are available online and at the town office.
Tax Rates: Set in July
Non Residential: $1.4990
Municipal : $ .9464
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%