STAMFORD, Conn. -- Residents of Stamford who wish to appeal their property assessment are now able to download the application and must have it submitted no later than Thursday, March 20.
Residents have the option to either complete the appeal application online, or can download the application and send it to the following address:
888 Washington Blvd. 6th Floor Stamford, CT 06901
This will be the first opportunity for residents to appeal their assessment since learning of the tax implications following the revaluation that took place in December 2012.
After the application is submitted, the Board of Assessment Appeals will notify residents of the time and date of their hearing. The board anticipates that appeal hearings will begin in April.
Residents should come to their hearing with any and all evidence to help explain why an assessment may be incorrect.
In the past, property owners have presented appraisals, photographs, copies of deeds denoting easements or restrictions, as well as data on comparable properties in their neighborhoods.
If the Board of Appeals decides to lower an assessment, residents will see a credit issued to their July 1, 2014 tax bill.
Appellants who feel aggrieved by the Board or are dissatisfied with their decisions may appeal to the Superior Court in their jurisdiction to hear the case within 60 days of notice.