Board of Civil Authority

The Board of Civil Authority (BCA) are all elected officials of the City of South Burlington and derive their charges from State Law.  Their duties vary from performing civil marriages, notary public, hearing appeals regarding assessed values and working with the City Clerk in running all elections.  This includes maintaining the voter checklist, testing of tabulating machines, and working the polls on election day. The BCA also serves as the South Burlington Board of Abatement. 

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.
Agendas and Minutes for the Board of Civil Authority
To access all city meeting documents, click here.     

The BCA is comprised of the five City Council members, fifteen Justice of Peace members and the City Clerk. The current members include:

Justices of the Peace and City Clerk:

Chris Shaw, Chair
Chris Trombly, Vice-Chair
Laura Benner
Albert Gross
Barbara Gross
Sheldon Katz
Jason Kirchick              
Maurice Mahoney
Pat Mahoney
Jacob Martinez
Bob Nowak
Jessica Quinn
Lynn Vera
Cecile Wagner
* one vacancy
Holly Rees, City Clerk
 (All Justice of the Peace members were just elected in November 2022)
Council members:
Tim Barritt - Term ends 2025
Andrew Chalnick - Term ends 2026
Michael Scanlan - Term ends 2026
Laurie Smith - Term ends 2027
Elizabeth Fitzgerald - Term ends 2025



If you wish to contact the Board of Civil Authority, please call 802-846-4105

          South Burlington Board of Civil Authority
          Attn: Holly Rees, City Clerk
          180 Market St
          South Burlington, VT 05403

Appealing assessed values:
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 or read the booklets: Are you Appealing and A Handbook on Property Tax Assessment Appeals.

Annual Reports
To view the entire City's Annual Report CLICK HERE