Assessor

 

  
Contact:

 

Assessor

 

Assistant Assessor

 
Phone:

(860) 376-7060, Extension: 103

Fax:

(860) 376-7070

 
Hours:

Monday - Wednesday

8:30AM - 4:00PM

Thursday

8:30AM – 6:30PM

Friday

8:30AM – 1:00PM
      

Assessor Property Record Information

Griswold's property records cards

are now available to the public online at the following link:

 

REAL ESTATE RECORD SEARCH

   
2012 Assessor Property Maps

DIRECTIONS TO PRINT YOUR PARCEL FROM THE ASSESSOR PROPERTY MAPS

1.   Zoom to your parcel 3.   Click on Print
2.  Click on File in toolbar 4  Choose current view from Print window. 
Then  click  OK to print map.

Assessor Notices in the Spotlight

2012 Grand List Mill Rates

Griswold  26.03

Borough of Jewett City  3.99

Last Revaluation   October 1, 2011

     

RENTERS REBATE PROGRAM 

YOU MUST CALL TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO APPLY FOR THE RENTERS REBATE PROGRAM

Sign up period is between, April 1st and October 1st 2014.

REQUIREMENTS ARE YOU MUST BE 65 YEARS OF AGE

OR

100% SOCIAL SECURITY DISABLED

Income cannot exceed $34,100 for single person

  

and $41,600 for married couple

ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE TO BE FOR THE

YEAR 2013

INCOME for 2013

  1. SSA-1099 (Social Security) or a TPQY if you are Social Security disabled
  2. Your income tax return for 2013 if you filed
  3. Interest statements from bank
  4. Pensions
  5. Any other income

EXPENSES for 2013

  1. Rent receipts for 2013
  2. Electricity bills for the whole year of 2013
  3. Fuel bills – oil, kerosene, gas for 2013
  4. Water/Sewer bills – if not included in rent for 2013

YOU CAN CALL     

THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE @ 860-376-7060 X 103        

 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

OR                            YOU CAN CALL

THE SENIOR CENTER @ 860-376-2604

 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

IF YOU NEED PROOF FROM THE

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

TO  REQUEST A   “BENEFIT VERIFICATION LETTER”

AND/OR

“PROOF OF SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY”

 

FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2013

CALL

 

1-800-772-1213

 

(TTY 1-800-325-0778)

         
Assessor Tax Exemption and Personal Property Declaration Applications
Application for 2013 Grand List Tax Exemption for Buildings Used in Farming
        

Non-Resident Affidavit for Property Tax Exemption

for Motor Vehicles for Service Members

        

Application for Connecticut Resident's

Motor Vehicle Property Tax Exemption for Service Members

            

Forms for Personal Property Declarations - 2013 Grand List

 

2014 Declaration of Personal Property - Campers Form

2014 Declaration of Personal Property - Long Form

2014 Declaration of Personal Property - Short Form

Affidavit for Antique, Rare or Special Interest Motor Vehicles

Assessments (Land and Building)
Street Number/Address
Copies of Maps and Property Cards


 

Exemptions: Veterans/Elderly/Disabled
Recent Sales Information
Personal Property Declarations
Car Value Books

           

Notices to Taxpayers

PERSONAL PROPERTY

All persons liable to pay taxes are hereby notified to declare all tangible personal property owned by them for three months or more as of October 1st of any given year.  Forms will be mailed to all property owners previously on record by each local assessor.  Otherwise CGS 87-245 provides that the assessor apply a 25% PENALTY for failure to file by November 1st of any given year.

         

NOTE:  A declaration for real property or Connecticut registered motor vehicles is not necessary.  Taxable personal property includes office

              equipment, machinery, farming tools, mechanics tools, horses and unregistered camp trailers.  Registered camp trailers are taxable

              in the town where they are housed.  All furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment used in any business must be declared.  Horses

              must be declared and will be allowed up to a $1,000 exemption.

   

VETERANS

who served for more than ninety days during the dates of war under Section 27-103 or have been disabled must have recorded their honorable discharge with the Town Clerk by October 1st of any given year in order to receive an exemption against their tax bill.

    

VETERAN’S ADDITIONAL EXEMPTION:

Additional exemption is available for those who meet necessary income requirements and file with the Assessor’s office by October 1st of any given year.  Bi-annual filing is required and proof of income must be furnished at time of application.

     

CONNECTICUT ACTIVE SERVICE MEMBERS

Active Service Members may obtain an exemption on one (1) passenger motor vehicle if proof is submitted.

         

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY: 

Any person under the age of 65 that has been awarded total disability may be entitled to receive a $1,000 assessment exemption.  Applicants must furnish proof of award.

 

FARM / FOREST  LAND CLASSIFICATION:  

Persons seeking to apply under Farm / Forest, for the first time, must file between September 1st and October 31st of any given year except in a revaluation year then it must be filed by December 31 of that given year. 

Forestry applications must be accompanied by a CT Qualified Foresters Report.

  

ELDERLY & TOTALLY DISABLED PERSONS:

Connecticut law provides for Annual Tax Relief for persons who are 65 years and older or totally disabled who meet necessary qualifications.  To be eligible for a benefit, application with proof of income must be made during the following dates:

HOMEOWNERS:  February 1, 2014 through May 15, 2014

RENTERS:   April 1, 2014 through October 1, 2014

See Frequently Asked Questions for

income limits and details.

PERSONS PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED, regardless of age, may also apply for benefits under the elderly programs as approved by OPM.

   

NEW COMMERCIAL TRUCKS

New commercial trucks with a gross vehicle rating in excess of 26,000 lbs. should check with the Assessor’s office for tax exemption eligibility.  Application must be completed and filed with the assessor by November 1st of any given year on a form prescribed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy & Management.

   

Assessment Process

           

A Grand List represents the total of assessed values for all taxable real property, personal property, and motor vehicles located within the Town on October 1st of any given year. Assessments for real property are based on 70 percent of the estimated market value at the time of the last revaluation.

When a building permit is issued, the Assessor's Office receives a copy of the permit and applies any changes to the property. These changes can add or subtract value from the property and reflect the dollar amounts developed at the time of the last revaluation.

All personal property (furniture, fixtures, equipment, and machinery) is revalued annually. An assessor's check and audit is completed periodically. Deadline for filing the personal property declaration is November 1st of any given year.

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle furnishes the Town with a list of vehicles registered within the Town of Griswold.

Section 12-71(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes provides that motor vehicles which are registered with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles after the October 1st assessment date but before the next July 31st are subject to a property tax as if the motor vehicle had been included on the October 1st Grand List, supplemental motor vehicle list.

The assessment is then prorated, and is based on the number of months of ownership between October 1st and September 30th of any given year.

             

Frequently Asked Questions

Motor Vehicle
Elderly Homeowners
Renters or Disabled Exemptions
Personal Property Declaration
Mill Rate
Assessment Appeals

 

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