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.


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


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:
Chris Shaw -  Chair         
Barbara Davis                                                         
John Davis
Jason Kirchick
Maurice Mahoney
Bob Nowak
Richard Nowak
Allyson Milot-Downing
Kate Nugent
Michael Sirotkin
Michel St. Germain
Peter Taylor
Lynn Vera
Donna Kinville  - Clerk
(All Justice of the Peace members are up for re-election in November 2018 & Donna Kinville is up for re-election in March 2021)

Council members:
Tim Barritt                                 Term ends 2022
Tom Chittenden                        Term ends 2020      
Meaghan Emery                       Term ends 2020        
Helen Riehle                             Term ends 2021        
Dave Kaufman                          Term ends 2021
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

2019 BCA & Board of Abatement Annual Report - To view the entire City's Annual Report click here