The Assessor's hours are Wednesday from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm and Thursdays from 10 am - 3 pm. Ms. Fishman can be reached at 860-690-5688 if you would like to make an appointment.
GL 2017 MILL Rate
Real Estate – 39.43
Personal Property – 39.43
Motor Vehicles – 32.75
Revaluation notices were mailed by Vision Government Solutions on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 to all real property owners. If you have not received a notice by December 10, 2018, please email the assessor your name, phone number, and the property location. The email is email@example.com. You can also leave your name, phone number and property location on the sign-up sheet next to the assessor's desk at the Town Hall. It may take a few days to get back to you because the position is part-time.
The notices provide instructions to make an appointment for an informal hearing with a Vision Government Solutions representative. The hearings are by appointment only and will be held in the conference room at the fire house on December 13, 14, 15, and 18.
Real Estate property information is now available online from the homepage of the town's website, www.scotlandct.org or directly from http://gis.vgsi.com/scotlandct/Default.aspx. The data reflects values from the October 1, 2017 Grand LIst, which is based on the 2013 property revaluation. Grand List 2018 revaluation data will be placed on the site once notices have gone out in November/December.
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for preparing the Town’s annual Grand List. The Grand List is the basis for approximately 80% of the Town’s operating revenues. The work of the Assessor’s Office involves the appraisal of real estate both new construction and other changes made to existing improved properties. It also includes the annual appraisal of personal property including motor vehicles.
Other responsibilities of the Assessor’s Office include:
- Record property transfers and update assessment records and maps for splits or subdivision of land
- Assignment of house numbers for 911 emergency system
- Evaluate property sales for use by the State of Connecticut in grants for education to the Town
- Apply tax exemptions and tax deferrals, such as veterans, disabled, blind, farm and elderly
- Explain assessment and tax law revisions to property owners
- Act as a property information center to residents, their agents, and Town staff
Appointments are not required but would be appreciated.
Active Duty Motor Vehicle Exemptions:
Forms to claim the active duty motor vehicle exemption are available on the right under forms. Please download and print all three forms to complete the exemption application: The active duty form, cover letter for 12-81(53) exemption, and the proof of service pdf. You may direct questions to the assessor's office. Out of state military based in Connecticut are entitled to have all of their vehicles exempted from property tax.
DD214's have to be on file in the Town Clerks' office before Oct. 1st to receive a $4,500 exemption on your property. The filing is one time only and will be applied every year after the initial filing. Program information can be found to the right under documents.
Additional Veteran's program:
This program is income qualifying and opens on Feb. 1st and closes on Oct. 1st. Application forms can be found to the right under forms.
Homeowners tax relief:
Homeowners must be over 65 or totally disabled and have a qualifying income. The program opens on Feb. 1st and closes on May 15th. The current qualifying income limits and application packet are found in the right-hand column of the web page.
If you were a renter in Scotland during 2017, were 65+ years old on 12/3/2017 or totally disabled, and have a 2017 gross income under $35,300 (single person) and $43,000 (married couple), you may qualify for a tax relief grant of $50-$900, depending on household income.
The application period is from April 1, 2018-October 1, 2018. You or your authorized agent must apply in-person at the Assessor's Office. Appointments are highly recommended and can be made by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 860.423.9634, x104 or 860.690.5688.
You will need to bring the Social Security Numbers of all household members; proof of rent payment and tenant-paid utilities for January 2017-December 2017; if applicable, current proof of total disability; if filed, a copy of the 2017 federal tax return; otherwise, proof of all 2017 income.
Totally Disabled Exemption:
Proof of total disability under Social Security or under any Federal, State or Local Government, and an application.