A variety of exemptions are available to reduce property tax obligations for certain qualifying taxpayers: elderly persons or persons over the age of 18 and totally disabled. The application dates are February 1 to May 15 of each year (or the Friday before May 15 if it falls on a weekend).
Veterans, disabled veterans, surviving spouse or widow of qualified veterans and Social Security qualified disabled persons or Blind persons, the qualifying dates for an additional exemption is February 1 to October 1st of each year.
Certain exemption applications will require income proof including a copy of the IRS tax return filed in the last calendar year. Additional/Local qualifications for most exemptions are: you must be receiving State exemption, CT residency, having title ownership and residing at the property as of the October 1st assessment date.
If you believe you may be eligible or just want information regarding these exemptions, or you wish to check your exemption status, please call your local Assessor’s office.
Please see information under the "Exemptions" folder for information regarding the new Town Ordinance 10-06 "ORDINANCE CONCERNING LOCAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR CERTAIN OLDER ADULTS OR PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED" THAT WAS ADOPTED AT A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING HELD ON JUNE 1, 2010.
Valuation and assessment of real and personal property, including motor vehicles, is the main function of the Assessor’s office. Connecticut law requires that all real estate, motor vehicles and certain types of personal property be assessed at 70% of fair market value. The Assessor has the responsibility to discover, list and value all taxable and non-taxable property in order to compile the Grand List by the statutory date of January 31st. The primary objective of this assessment department is that each property owner bears their appropriate share of the tax burden.
The October 1, 2015 Grand List was filed by the Assessor on January 29, 2016. The mill rate for the October 1, 2015 Grand List will be set following the upcoming budget process to establish the rate for billing purposes.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Assessor's office using the contact information indicated on our Department web page.
The next scheduled Revaluation is October 1, 2017.