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
The data collected by the revaluation company, Vision Government Solutions, was entered into the database during May. In June, data mailers will be sent to all improved property owners, irrespective of whether a revaluation inspection was done on your property. The data mailer lists the property information contained in the database and asks you make any corrections on the paper, sign it and return it. You may be contracted by Vision for further information to rectify all discrepancies between data received and data on file.
During the summer and fall, Vision employees will be back in town to collect additional building permit information and ownership changes. Vision reviewers will be driving the town roads doing a windshield survey of the data collected. Preliminary revaluation notices will not be going out until November/December 2018 and will not affect the tax bills to be received in July.
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.