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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 2019 MILL Rate
Real Estate – 42.65
Personal Property – 42.65
Motor Vehicles – 38.00
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 including 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 and other funding to the Town
- Apply tax exemptions and abatments, 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 both forms to complete the exemption application: the active duty form and the cover letter for 12-81(53) exemption.. 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 assessment reduction 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. If you are a disabled vet, provide a copy of your benefits letter to the assessor.
Additional Veteran's program:
This program is income qualifying. The application period is Feb. 1 - Oct. 1 and the application is under forms to the right. VA disability payments do not count as income.
Homeowners tax relief:
Homeowners must be at least 65 years of age or totally disabled as of 12/31/2019 and have a qualifying income. The application period opens on Feb. 1st and closes on May 15th.
If you were a renter in Scotland during 2019, were 65+ years old on 12/31/2019 or totally disabled, and have a 2019 gross income under $37,000 (single person) and $45,100 (married couple), you may qualify for a tax relief grant of $50-$900, depending on household income.
The application period is from April 1-October 1. You or your authorized agent must apply in-person at the Assessor's Office. Appointments are highly recommended and can be made by email: email@example.com 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 2019-December 2019; if applicable, current proof of total disability; if filed, a copy of the 2019 federal tax return; otherwise, proof of all 2019 income.
Totally Disabled Exemption:
For an assessment reduction of !,000 provide proof of total disability under Social Security or under any Federal, State or Local Government, and an application.
Phone: 860-423-9634 ext 104
1st Floor Town Hall
Hours: Wednesday 4:30pm-6:30pm, Thursday 10am - 3pm.
Kara J Fishman CCMA II, MAI