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Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
FREE - Must be a VLCT Member to attend.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Please register at least 24hrs in advance whenever possible. If you're unable to attend live a link to the recording will be emailed to you.


A taxpayer in your municipality who is not satisfied with a decision of the listers may appeal to the BCA. In this session, you will learn the legal and practical parameters within which the BCA must operate, paying attention to the BCA’s deadlines, the rules governing participation, and the requirements for decision making. Live Q&A follows the session.

Presenter: Garrett Baxter, Senior Staff Attorney, VLCT Municipal Assistance Center

Additional Resource: Mock Board of Civil Authority Hearing

Available to view on May 20! No registration required, watch on demand after May 20.

This pre-recorded sessions will be available on demand after May 20th. There's no registration or live session for this special Mock BCA Hearing. Look for the recording under the Recordings tab in our Resource Library.


This pre-recorded mock BCA hearing illustrates legal requirements and best practices for property tax assessment hearings. You will gain a practical understanding of the common legal issues that arise during BCA hearings, including how to properly manage evidence, how to avoid and address ethical dilemmas, the legalities surrounding site inspections, and overcoming the listers’ presumption of validity. The principles described in this recording also apply to lister grievance hearings.

Presenters: VLCT Municipal Assistance Center Staff