The Office of the Board of Listers
What does the Board of Listers Do?
The Board of Listers appraises the real property in the Town of Barnard in order to set a basis of value for the collection of property taxes. The Listers maintain the Grand List and manage the transmission of information to the Vermont Department of Taxes. The Board is elected by the residents of Barnard at Town Meeting, with each Lister serving a staggered 3-year term.
The Board of Listers is an independent board, responsible for its own budget. The Listers are also members of the Board of Abatement.
Listers Grievance: What to do if you dispute your property appraisal
Barnard landowners may file a written Grievance with the Listers Office at any time. Landowners may grieve the Grand List valuation that the Listers place on their property. If the landowners are enrolled in the Current Use program, owners may grieve the valuation the Listers place on that portion of land not enrolled in current use. Written Grievances are acted on at the next Listers Grievance hearing. The Grievance hearing is usually set two weeks after the Listers send out the Change of Value Notices and file the Grand List Abstract with the Town Clerk. This usually occurs in the middle of June each year. Special Grievance Hearings will be held as needed and as allowed by Law.
If you wish to file a grievance with the Listers Office you should send a written grievance to The Listers Office, PO Box 274, Barnard, VT 05031-0274. You may also call the Listers office to schedule a time during an upcoming Grievance hearing to present your grievance in person, or you may e-mail the grievance to Listers@BarnardVT.us. Minutes of all our grievance hearings, and reports on our Grievance decisions, will be available at the Town Offices and are listed below.
The Listers are a working board and have no legislative authority, so official meetings (requiring advanced public notice) are only held when an expenditure of funds is required. Because the Board of Listers has a legal obligation to pay bills that are incurred in doing its work, we do not warn in advance when such a bill is to be paid. The Agenda for our weekly meetings is posted at the Town Offices and in the Meeting Agendas and Warnings section below. Whenever expenditures outside of our normal operating parameters will be decided on, or when the Listers hold a General, or Special, Grievance Hearing, the meetings will be warned in advance. The minutes of official Lister Meetings are posted in the Town Clerks Office and are available below.
Weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays from 9-11am in the Town Office.
Listers Board Membership & Contact Information
Current Members of the Board of Listers and the year their term expires:
Lois Resseguie (2019)
Virginia Nix (2017)
Richard Lancaster (2018)
You can reach the Listers by email or by calling: 802-234-9576
You can mail the Listers at:
Town of Barnard
PO Box 274
Barnard, VT 05031-0274
Useful documents and public records
Town property map
A map of the Town of Barnard and all real property parcels is available online. Please note that the online map is for informational use only and that the data is not official. If you have questions or have found errors on the map, please contact the Lister’s office.
Meeting agendas and warnings
Meeting agendas and official meeting warnings are available in the Board of Listers Public Archive.
The Grand List is a document that lists all of the Taxable Real Property in the Town of Barnard. The valuation that the Listers put on each Taxable Parcel is used as the basis for the Grand List Value.
Individual parcel assessment information is available on the Barnard Property Map website. If you would like an electronic copy of the entire Grand List in .txt, .csv, .tab or another digital format, please contact the Listers office at Listers@BarnardVT.us or write to us at the address above.
Other assessment documents, like complete Property Record Cards, Current Use valuations for a parcel, or Lister grading information on a particular parcel, are available by request, either by email, by mail, or at the Listers office.