Assessor's Office

Dear Residents,

The Town has begun conducting annual inspections of specific properties and will continue to do so through May 31, 2021. Joe Turner, new hired Assessor, and Cristina Tardie, Assistant Assessor, will be out and will have identification on their person.  Inspections are being made during daylight hours. 

Properties with an active permit and/or recent sale will be checked for accurate measurements and to verify all pertinent data of each improvement. 

Due to COVID-19 protocol, all inspections will be exterior only. For more information on current COVID-19 protocol please visit https://tax.vermont.gov/coronavirus/towns#inspection.

A typical inspection consists of exterior measurements and photographs and takes approximately 15 minutes. New construction could take longer depending on property type.

If you would like a virtual interior inspection or have questions or concerns please reach out to: Cristina Tardie, Assistant Assessor P (802) 295-3077 ext. 232, ctardie@hartford-vt.org

Our April 1st 2020 data is available online – see Assessor Resources and BEACON SCHNEIDER CORP website for property information, sales and Tax Maps: https://beacon.schneidercorp.com/Application.aspx?AppID=1050&LayerID=23939&PageTypeID=2&PageID=9962


RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE
 Our primary responsibility is to 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
  • Explanation of the assessment process
  • Property Record Cards
  • Tax maps, which are updated annually (As of April 1st)  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. 

FY2021 Education Property Tax Rate is available on PVR (Property Valuation and Review) website as well as Prior Year Rates: 

https://tax.vermont.gov/property/education-property-tax-rates


  


Assessment levels (PUBLISHED BY PVR -  in December 2019)

    Common Level of Appraisal (CLA): 95.28%
    Coefficient of Dispersion (COD): 10.81%

See below link to Equalization Study

ftp://ftp.act60.tax.state.vt.us/EQ%20STUDY%202019%20CERTIFIED/Hartford/