Board of Civil Authority

          The Board of Civil Authority members are all elected officials of the City of South Burlington and derive their charges from State Law.  The duties vary from performing civil marriages, notary public, hears appeals regarding assessed values and work with the City Clerk in running all elections which include maintaining the voter checklist, testing of tabulating machines, and working the polls on election day.


The Board does not meet on a regular basis but as needed.  They meet every year in late July or early August to begin hearing tax appeals and approximately 2 weeks before every election. Click here for Agendas and Minutes.


The Board of Civil Authority is comprised of the City Council (5 members), Justice of Peace (15 members) and the City Clerk.  All members of the Board are elected officials.

Justices of the Peace and City Clerk:
Peter Taylor      -  Chair         
Patrick Benner  -  Vice-Chair     
Chuck Bolton                                                         
Agnes Clift
Allyson Milot-Downing                              
Tracey Harrington 
Jason Kirchick                   
Maurice Mahoney
Pat Mahoney                    
Bob Nowak                             
Pat Nowak                                                                                              
Chris Shaw
Michel St. Germain                             
Michael Sirotkin                       
Lynn Vera    
Donna Kinville  - Clerk
(All Justice of the Peace members are up for re-election in November 2016 & Donna Kinville is up for re-election in March 2018)

Council members:
Tim Barritt                                 Term ends 2019
Tom Chittenden                       Term ends 2020      
Meaghan Emery                       Term ends 2018        
Helen Riehle                             Term ends 2018        
Dave Kaufman (Interim)         Term ends 2019
If you wish to contact the Board of Civil Authority, please call Donna Kinville at 846-4119 or send a letter to:
                        South Burlington Board of Civil Authority
                        c/o Donna Kinville, City Clerk
                        575 Dorset Street
                        South Burlington, VT  05403

If you are appealing your assessed value after your meeting with the City Assessor (during the grievance timeline in the spring) you must submit your appeal in writing to the Clerk of the BCA at the address listed above within the state mandated timeline.  For more information contact either the City Clerk at 846-4119 or the City's Assessor at 846-4103