Terry Knight, Assessor
P.O. Box 646
Williamstown, VT 05679
2470 Vermont Route 14
Williamstown, VT 05679
Phone: 802-433-5455 x206 | Fax: 802-433-2160
The Williamstown Town Office building is open by appointment only.
Town staff will remain available to assist citizens by phone, e-mail, U.S. Postal Service, and by appointment as warranted with preventive protocols in place.
TOWN OF WILLIAMSTOWN
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
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 2020 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 9TH DAY OF JULY, 2020 AT 1PM in the afternoon, 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 2020 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 25th day of June, 2020. Hearings to be held BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call the LISTERS office at 433-5455 EXT. 6 for appointment.
In compliance with Covid-19 protections, appeals will be held in the PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING. FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED, SANITIZER WILL BE AVAILABLE AND PROPER DISTANCE POLICY WILL BE OBSERVED. WRITTEN APPEALS ARE REQUIRED AND FORMS WILL BE MAILED TO APPEALANT WHEN MAKING APPOINTMENT.
Board of Listers
Town of Williamstown
Gordon A. Murray
The Board of Civil Authority met on Oct. 2, 2019, to hear tax assessment appeals.
Some facts about Williamstown
- There are 1584 properties in the town (includes unlanded mobile homes)
- Population: 3,389 (2010)
- Households: 1,479
- Average home sales price: $122,000 (2012)
- Average number of homes sales: 2005-2012: 29
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.
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.
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 (links below the table list properties alphabetically by owner, parcel number and 2019 revisions). On the larger map you’ll find your parcel information: your last name, parcel number and the acreage. Note the parcel number if you are going to grieve or want to view the detail card (at town hall) for your property.
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All of the parcel maps can be downloaded in one document via. this link.
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.
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. Follow this link to go to their website.