Williamstown Board of Listers

Williamstown Board of Listers 802-433-5455 x206

Listers

Gordon Murray
Bill Peabody
Stanley Peake
Terry Knight, Assessor

 

Property Appraisals

 

The Town-wide reapprasial has begun. The reappraisal is a two year project, that will revalue everyone's property in town, and take effect in Fiscal Year 2018.

Town listers will be out visiting, measuring, and looking at each individual property. We are breaking the town up into sections. Prior to visiting and area, yellow notification cards will be mailed to every homeowner. Listers will be out measuring and taking pictures of properties. If no one is home, we will leave a card requesting that you contact the listers to arrange an appoitment for an interior inspection of the residence. You have the right to refuse an inspection, but should you refuse, the lister will make a "best guess" on the info needed based on prior appraisals and assumptions.

Any questions or concerns, should be made to the Lister's office at the telephone number listed above.

 

 

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
TOWN OF WILLIAMSTOWN

Agreeably to the provisions of 32 V.S.A., §4111, notice is hereby given that the undersigned listers within and for the Town of Williamstown, Vermont have this day completed the abstract of individual lists of persons, co-partnerships, associations, and corporations owning taxable property in said town on the first day of April 2015; that they have this day lodged the same in the office of the clerk of said town for the inspection of taxpayers; that on the 20th day of June at 9:00 in the forenoon, the undersigned listers will meet in the Town Hall in Williamstown in said town, to hear grievances of persons, co-partnerships, associations or corporations aggrieved by any of their appraisals or by any of their acts as listers whose objections thereto in writing shall have been filed with them as prescribed by statute, and to make such corrections in said abstract as shall upon hearing or otherwise be determined by them; and that unless cause to the contrary be shown, the contents of said abstract will, for the year 2015 become the grand list of said town and of each person, co-partnership, association or corporation therein named.

Given under our hands at Williamstown in the County of Orange this 4st day of June, 2015. Hearings to be held by appointment. Please call the Town Clerk’s office at 433-5455 for appointment.

Board of Listers
Town of Williamstown

What is the Grand List?

Each town in Vermont is expected to maintain a Grand List of properties in that town. The grand list is contains facts about the property and a value for the property. The listers are charged with maintaining the list and the values on it. The Town's Selectboard uses these values to determine the tax rate needed to fund the current year's budget. When the Grand List is published for 2015, it will be available on-line.

Property Maps

 

Williamstown's Property Maps are now online.  You can view your property or those of friends and neighbors.  NOTE - All the maps are in PDF format. You must have a PDF reader program on your computer. 

To find your parcel first open the index map and search for your street or road.  You will see a circle with a map number.  Find that number and choose the map from the list below to get a larger view of your Street and parcel.  On the larger map you'll find your Parcel information: your last name, Parcel ID and the acreage.  Note the parcel ID if you are going to grieve or want to view the detail card (at town hall) for your property.

 

 

Personal Property Information

 

Some facts about Williamstown

  • There are 1584 properties in the town (includes unlanded mobile homes)
  • Population: 3,389 (2010)
  • Households: 1,479
  • Avg. Homes sales price: $122,000 (2012)
  • Avg. # Homes sales 2005-2012: 29

Helpful Information

More information on Vermont's property assessment system and the school funding laws (Acts 60 & 68) can be obtained from the Vermont Department of Taxes, Division of Property Valuation and Review.

You can find information on preparing for an appeal of your property value on the Secretary of State's Website or download the handbook Are You Appealing.