The Assessor's office is tasked with discovering, listing and valuing real and personal property located within the town. The Assessor plans, directs, organizes and implements a continuing town-wide program of real and personal property assessment for the purpose of local taxation as prescribed by Connecticut General Statues. In addition, the Assessor's office is responsible for administering both local and state exemption programs for elderly, blind, disabled, veterans, disabled veterans, firefighters and handicapped.
Assessor's Office - Important Dates To Remember
|Feb 01-May 15||Filing Period For Elderly/Disabled Homeowners Program (Form M-35H)|
|Feb 20||Deadline To Request Appeal Hearing To Board Of Assessment Appeals|
|Jun 01||Income And Expense Statement Due To Town Hall Assessor’s Office|
|September||Board Of Assessment Appeals Meet To Hear Motor Vehicle Appeals|
|Sep 01-Oct 31||Filing Period For Farm, Forest and Maritime Heritage Classification.|
|Sep 30||Honorable Discharge Papers Deadline, DD-214 Must Be Filed With Town Clerk 1st, Then Visit Assessor’s Office|
|Oct 01||Assessment Date|
|Nov 01||Filing Deadline Personal Property Declarations (M-15) Quadrennial Filing Tax Exempt Property And Supplemental|
|Dec 31||Active Service Affidavit For Exemption Of One Motor Vehicle Garaged Outside Of Connecticut Filing Deadline|
Calculating Property Taxes
A mill is equal to $1 of tax for each $1,000 of assessment. To calculate the property tax, multiply the assessment of the property by the mill rate and divide by 1,000.
For example, a property with a assessed value of $50,000 located in a municipality with a mill rate of 20 mills would have a property tax bill of $1,000 per year. ($50,000 * 20 / 1,000 = 1,000).
Motor Vehicle property tax bills for registered vehicles are sent from your local tax assessor. Tax bills are due July 1st. Vehicles registered after October 1st go on a supplemental list and taxes on those vehicles are due January 1st.
If you change your address, there is a chance that you may not receive your motor vehicle tax bill in a timely manner, even if you file a forwarding order with the post office. Ex: If you change your address after or on October 1st (of any year), your motor vehicle tax bill will be from your past (address) tax assessor.
Changes made prior to October 1 (of any year) will be from your current tax assessor.
Be sure to check with the Tax Collector in your previous town and new town if you did not receive a bill. You are liable to pay your motor vehicle tax, even if you do not receive the tax bill. Failure to pay the motor vehicle tax bill may result in the denial of your registration privileges.
If you moved out-of-state, you must cancel your registration to ensure your vehicle will no longer be assessed motor vehicle taxes in Connecticut. If your vehicles are registered in Connecticut, the taxes will continue to be assess for the vehicle.
This online Change of Address service is not available for companies or leased cars.