Real Estate is the physical land, buildings and anything affixed to the land (e.g. structures). There are many classifications of real estate including single family, multifamily, apartments, condominiums, commercial industrial and vacant land. Information regarding real estate is readily available in the Assessor's Office for appraisers, realtors, attorneys, engineers and the general public. Our printable property cards and sale books include real estate title, assessment, volume and page references of the deed, sale date, sale price, year built and area. You may also access up-to-date property records and maps online.
Real Estate taxation is based on the assessed value established during the last revaluation. The City completed it's state mandated revaluation for the October 1, 2016 Grand List. The interim years are updated with the addition of new construction. This involves the physical inspection of the new construction, i.e. additions, decks, sheds, remodels, new buildings, etc.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
According to Connecticut State Statute §12-63c all income producing property owners are responsible to file an Annual Income and Expense Report by June 1st to the Town in which the subject property is located. The Assessor uses this information to determine values of income producing properties. Due to the fact that this report contains highly sensitive information regarding rental income and related operating expenses, it is not a matter of public record.
INCOME AND EXPENSE REPORTS ARE NOT DUE IN 2017
REAL ESTATE REVIEW/APPEAL
If you feel your assessment is incorrect, you may request in writing prior to October 1st that the Assessor review your property.
If you are not satisfied with the review you may choose to go directly to the Board of Assessment Appeals to appeal your assessment. The Board of Appeals meets three times during the month of March to hear appeals on the Grand List filed with the Town Clerk by the Assessor on January 31st. An application must be filed no later than February 20th with the Board. Call the Assessor’s office for more information.
If you are not satisfied with the determination of the Board of Assessment Appeals, you may appeal their action to Superior Court. This must be done within two months of the action of the Board. If you choose to appeal your assessment to Superior Court directly without recourse to the Board of Assessment Appeals, you must appeal to the Superior Court within one year from the date the property was last assessed