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The assessor will be out of the office on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Pursuant to CGS 12-117(a), the time for the assessor to complete her duties and sign the 2016 Grand List has been extended one month. The one month extension also applies to the BAA application deadline, which is now 3/20/2017. Increase notices will be going out the first week of March.
The Assessor's hours are Wednesday from 4pm - 6pm and Thursdays from 9am - 3pm. Ms. Fishman can be reached at 860-690-5688 if you would like to make an appointment.
Scotland's last revaluation was conducted in 2013 and is scheduled to be completed again in 2018. Our mill rate is as follows for the 2015 Grand List:
RE and PP: 38.86
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 May15th. The current qualifying income limits and application packet are found in the right hand column of the web page.
Renters who are over 65 or totally disaabled and meet income guidelines may qualify for rent relief. The program opens on May 15th and closes on Sept. 15th. Please contact the Assessor's office for current qualifying income limits and paperwork needed to file.
Totally Disabled Exemption:
Proof of total disability under Social Security or under any Federal, State or Local Government, (to be determined by the Secretary of Policy and Management).
Phone: 860-423-9634 ext 104
1st Floor Town Hall
Hours: Wednesday 4pm-6pm, Thursday 9am - 3pm.
Kara J Fishman CCMA II, MAI