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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 131 : APPEALS


(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 4465)
  • § 4465. Appointment of property valuation hearing officer; oath; pay

    When an appeal to the Director is not withdrawn or forwarded by the Director to Superior Court pursuant to subsection 4461(a) of this title, the Director shall refer the appeal in writing to a person not employed by the Director, appointed by the Director as hearing officer. The Director shall have the right to remove a hearing officer for inefficiency, malfeasance in office, or other cause. In like manner, the Director shall appoint a hearing officer to fill any vacancy created by resignation, removal, or other cause. Before entering into their duties, persons appointed as hearing officers shall take and subscribe the oath of the office prescribed in the Constitution, which oath shall be filed with the Director. The Director shall pay each hearing officer a sum not to exceed $150.00 per diem for each day wherein hearings are held, together with reasonable expenses as the Director may determine. A hearing officer may subpoena witnesses, records, and documents in the manner provided by law for serving subpoenas in civil actions and may administer oaths to witnesses. (Added 1969, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1977, No. 105, § 14(a); 1995, No. 178 (Adj. Sess.), § 293; 1997, No. 59, § 13, eff. June 30, 1997; 2005, No. 215 (Adj. Sess.), § 279; 2013, No. 73, § 32; 2015, No. 134 (Adj. Sess.), § 7, eff. May 25, 2016; 2019, No. 175 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. Oct. 8, 2020; 2021, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. June 1, 2022.)