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Frequently asked questions
Uncas Health District
UCFS Satelite Health Dept.
Youth, Teen & Adult Programs
Residents of Griswold have electricity provided by EVERSOURCE. Most residents of Griswold have private wells and septic systems. You may obtain information about your private well and septic system through Uncas Health District, 401 W. Thames Street, Bldg. 100, Norwich, CT 06360, 860-832-1189.
Residents of the Borough of Jewett City have electricity and sewer provided by the Jewett City Department of Public Utilities at 9 East Main Street, 860-376-2955. Water is provided by the Jewett City Water Company at 91A Slater Avenue, 860-376-2067.
Connecticut State Troop E in Montville, 860-848-6500, provides police services to the Town of Griswold. Borough residents have daytime police coverage by Resident State Troopers, 860-376-2583. Evening coverage is also through Troop E in Montville.
STATE TROOPERS PAGE
The Griswold Public Works Department is responsible for the upkeep of the town roads, the town vehicles and the bulky waste facility. Any calls or questions for Public Works should be directed to the First Selectman's Office, 376-7060 ext. 201
Driveway Apron Applications
Roadside Maintenance and Asphalt
Residents of Griswold may contract with private commercial garbage collection companies for curbside household garbage. The collection of yard waste and household bulky waste and hazardous materials may be brought to the Town's Bulky Waste Facility at the Town's Highway Garage. You may purchase a punch card from the Bulky Waste Facility for $40.
State of Connecticut Norwich Probate District
100 Broadway Room 112 P.O. Box 38 Norwich, CT 06360
Telephone: 860 887-2160 FAX: 860 887-2401 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Probate Court provides the following services:
Forms are available at the Probate Court or through the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch web site.
Uncas Health District
Fees and services for all Health concerns:
Satellite Health Department:
United Community and Family Services Building
(White 2-story House between Jewett City Pharmacy and Convenience Store)
70 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Jewett City, CT 06351
Open Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Phone Office: 860-823-1189 ext. 113
Phone Cell: 860-859-7596
There is a drop off box at this location and applications are available.
Youth, Teen & Adult Programs
Griswold Park & Recreation Department and Griswold Youth & Family Services share an office right besides Veterans Memorial Park at: 68 Ashland Street in Jewett City. With programming running year round, their award winning department and free town events highlight each season with free family fun.
In addition, they are responsible for running 30+ after-school programs, on the school's campus, plus a free drop-in Youth Center. Lets not forget the 20+ teen & adult programs like Karate, Zumba, Yoga, Dancing, etc.
GRISWOLD PARK/REC &
What is a mill rate?
The property tax rate is expressed in mills or thousandths (.001) of a dollar. A tax rate (mill rate) of 25 is equivalent to $25.00 of taxes per every $1,000 of net assessed value.
What is the current mill rate?
The current mill rate for the 2016 Grand List is 27.06
How is the mill rate determined?
During the budget process the Town determines how much money it will need to operate for the upcoming year. All forms of income or revenue are subtracted from the total operating budget, leaving the portion to be raised by taxes. This portion is divided by the total adjusted net taxable assessments of the town. The result is the mill rate.
How do you determine how much I pay in taxes?
The total assessed value is multiplied by the mill rate. The assessed value is 70 of the value that is determined on the year of the revaluation. The next reval is 2016. A mill rate of 17.8 would result in a tax of $17.80 per $1,000 of assessment.
When is the mill rate set and when are taxes due?
How do I make payments?
Mail or bring your payment, along with your bill, to the Tax Collector's Office. Your payment may be mailed addressed to PO Box 369, 28 Main Street, Jewett City, CT 06351. If your canceled check is not sufficient receipt, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with the entire bill.
What do I own that is subject to taxes?
Real Estate: Any land or buildings (including mobile homes) you own.
Motor Vehicle: Registered or unregistered
Personal Property: Machinery, equipment, furniture, and fixtures either owned or leased.
What if I didn't get a tax bill?
Every July you should receive a tax bill on all property you owned on October 1st of the prior year. Please look over your bills carefully and contact the Collector if any of your bills are missing. Failure to receive a tax bill will not invalidate the tax or interest thereon.
What happens if I don't pay the bill on time?
Interest is charged at a rate of 1 and 1/2% per month or any fraction of a month on the tax from the due date. There is a minimum interest charge of $2.00
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