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This data is for assessment purposes only. It does not claim to to represent any legal regulations or designations.
ASSESSMENT DATE: October 1
2011 GRAND LIST MILL RATES:
District 1 ("Windhams") : 30.18
District 2 ("Willimantic): 38.67
Date of Last Revaluation: October 1, 2005
Date of Next Revaluation: October 1, 2013
Notices of valuation changes will be mailed in December 2013. Property owners will have the opportunity to schedule an informal hearing if they wish to discuss their new valuation. The valuation notice will list the telephone number to call as well as the dates of the hearings.
State law now requires revaluations to be conducted every five years, which must comply with CT Standard Performance Regulations and meet several statistical tests of compliance. A twelve-year plan of inspections is continually conducted, so that an inventory of the bulk of Town properties will have been physically listed by the next revaluation. Field personnel carry identification and have been registered with the local and State Police Departments.
There have been many recent inquiries about the declining real estate market and its possible effect on assessments. Current assessments reflect fair market value levels existing in 2005. State statute requires that this level of assessment will not change until the 2013 revaluation, whether the market increases or decreases. Any changes, additions, or new construction will be added to the current assessment at 2005 market levels.
OFFICE PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
The purpose of the Assessorís office is to discover, list, and value all real estate, business personal property, and motor vehicles in a uniform, equitable manner, conforming to State and Federal standards and mandates. The established tax base provides for approximately one-half of the total Town budget; payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) provide for additional funding. PILOT fund applications are provided largely by the Assessorís office, i.e. values generated and reported for properties owned by the State, Housing Authority, private colleges and hospitals, manufacturing facilities, as well as elderly, veterans and disabled homeowners. The Assessorís office conducts monthly sales ratio analysis reports for the State Office of Policy and Management, while maintaining and updating ownership and mapping records. Assessment information and technical assistance are provided to property owners, attorneys, developers, realtors, other departments
and the Board of Assessment Appeals on a frequent and regular basis.
Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowners Tax Relief
Declarations of Business Personal Property
Farm and Forest Land Classifications (Public Act 490)
Active Duty Military and Veterans exemptions
Blind and Totally Disabled Taxpayers exemptions
Newly Acquired Manufacturing Equipment exemptions
Enterprise Zone exemptions
Distressed Municipality: Manufacturing exemptions
Ambulatory Type Motor Vehicles exemptions
New "Freight for Hire" motor vehicle exemptions
Farming Equipment exemptions
BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS
The Board of Assessment Appeals is not a Town Department but rather an official municipal agency created as the first level in the appeal process for a property owner to appeal values assessed on the property by the Assessor. The Board functions at an intermediary level between the Assessor and the courts. Since members of the Board are generally laymen, the Board provides taxpayers with the opportunity to be heard by their peers at no expense to themselves. The Board of Assessment Appeals derives its legal authority from the Connecticut General Statutes, municipal charter or from special acts of the General Assembly.
Hearings are conducted by appointment only during the month of March (or April, when an extension is granted). Applications are available in the Assessors Office and the Town web site, and must be filed in entirety by February 20 (or March 20, when an extension has been granted).
Hearings are conducted during the month of September for the exclusive purpose of motor vehicle appeals.
Applications are available in the Assessors Office or on this web page.
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*State Legislation Impacting Property Taxation (2007)
*Homeowners Questions and Answers Booklet
This is a booklet written for municipal assessors to guide them through processing of the Homeowner Tax Credit program,
the Additional Veteranís Tax Relief program, the Totally Disabled Tax Relief program and the Freeze Tax Credit program.
*Request Copies of Military Personnel Records:www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs