Board of Listers

Gordon Murray
Bill Peabody
Andrew Hollyer
Terry Knight, Assessor

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 646
Williamstown, VT 05679

Physical address:
2470 Vermont Route 14
Williamstown, VT 05679

Phone: 802-433-5455 x206 | Fax: 802-433-2160

The Board of Civil Authority met on Oct. 2, 2019, to hear tax assessment appeals.

Oct. 2, 2019
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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

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.

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, choose from one of these links:
Town index map
Village index map

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.

Map numberDownload link
Map 1» Download
Map 2-3» Download
Map 4» Download
Map 5-6» Download
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Map 6» Download
Map 7» Download
Map 8» Download
Map 8A» Download
Map 8E» Download
Map 9» Download
Map 9A» Download
Map 10» Download
Map 12» Download
Map 13» Download
Map 14» Download
Map 53» Download
Map 53A» Download

All of the parcel maps can be downloaded in one document via. this link.

Follow these links to see:
Properties listed alphabetically by owner
Properties listed numerically by parcel number
2019 revised parcels list

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.

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. Follow this link to go to their website.

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.