Assessor’s Office

Kara J. Fishman, CCMA II, MAI
Phone:  860.487.4403
Fax:  860.487.4430
Email the assessor

GL 2017 BILL Rate
Real Estate – 34.767
Personal Property – 34.767
Motor Vehicles – 34.767

Last revaluation:  GL 2016
Next revaluation:  GL 2021


Friday, October 5, 2018 – the office is closed

The primary responsibility of the Assessor’s office is to discover, list and value all property in its jurisdiction.  The Grand List is generated each year as of October 1 and is a record of all taxable and tax exempt property.  The net taxable Grand List property includes real estate, motor vehicles, personal property owned by businesses and certain personal property owned by residents (such as unregistered motor vehicles).  All property is assessed at 70% of its October 1 value.  Motor vehicles and personal property are assessed at 70% of market value each year.  Real Estate is revalued every five years as required by Connecticut State Statute.  The Assessor’s office also administers property tax exemptions and tax relief programs.  Please contact the Assessor’s office for additional information.

Frequently Requested Items:

Motor Vehicle Credit Proof Required
VISION – Ashford Property Cards

NECCOG – GIS Mapping
– click the Agree button at the page bottom to enter the GIS
CT DMV Change of Address information
Ashford Tax Collector
Basic Explanation of Veterans Programs:  Veterans must file their Original DD214 with the Town Clerk’s Office by September 30th to be eligible for Veteran’s Exemption on the next July tax bill.
Request a Change of Mailing Address
Pre-BAA Grand List Totals, 2015-2017
GL 2017 as of 2-20-2018
Top 10 Taxpayers GL 2017
Mill Rates by Grand List year
Crumbling Concrete Foundations – Revenue Loss on the 2016 +2017 Grand Lists.  If you have a crumbling concrete foundation, contact the assessor at 860-487-4403 to discuss assessment reductions under PA 16-45.
Revaluation News

Real Estate Sales:

Transfers Since 10-1-2017 – through 9-4-2018
Transfers 10-1-2016-9-30-2017
Transfers-10-1-2015 – 9-30-2016

Transfers 12-1-2014 – 9-30-2015

Forms + Applications:

Motor Vehicles
If you dispose of a vehicle you must provide a Plate Receipt from the CT DMV AND documentation of the disposal. See Motor Vehicle Credit Proof Required for detailed instructions.  As of 1/1/2018, credits will be available only for those vehicles on the 2016 and 2017 Grand Lists.
Motor Vehicle Assessment and Payment Timing
– click here to see a timeline of when vehicles are assessed and when the tax payments are due.
Antique car info and form
Active Duty Application– must be completed each year exemption is requested
Federal Soldiers and Sailors MV Exemption
DMV – Bill of Sale
DMV – Gift Affidavit
Affidavit of Motor Vehicle Disposal
DMV License Plate return form
DMV Change of Address B-58 – For Driver License and Vehicle Registration Changes

Personal Property Declarations + Forms:
Grand List 2017 Assessor’s Notice to Taxpayers
2017 Personal Property – Short Form
2017 Personal Property – Unregistered MV Form
Declaration of Personal Property – Short Form
2017 Personal Property – Camper Form
2017 Personal Property – Full Form
2017 Personal Property – Farm Machinery Exemption Application
2017 Personal Property – Manufacturing Equipment Exemption App
Why Unregistered Motor Vehicles are Taxed
Information on Campers and Camp Trailers
Note to Lessors of PP to Town of Ashford
PP Flyer for New Businesses – online version
Dissolution of business affidavit – Note:  If you filed a trade name certificate with the town clerk, you must file a termination of trade name form in the Town Clerk’s Office and notify the Assessor.  Additional information may be required.

PA490 Applications:

Cover memo-PA 490 program – general instructions
CGS 12-504a – 12-504e revised to 1-1-2017 – explanation of conveyance tax and application process
PA 490 Guide – Prepared by the CT Dept. of Agriculture + CT Farm Bureau
M-30 Open Space Application

M-39 Forest Land Application
M-29 Farmland Application
PA 490 2015 Land Use Values

Excepted Transfers – Requirements

Board of Assessment Appeals
February Appeal Form
September Appeal Form – Motor Vehicles Only

Veterans + Totally Disabled:
Veterans must file their Original DD214 with the Town Clerk’s Office by September 30th to be eligible
for Veteran’s Exemption on the next July tax bill
Basic Explanation of Veterans Programs
Additional Veterans
Application – Due by October 1, 2018

Income Guidelines to Qualify for Additional Veterans -2018
Totally Disabled Application
Q & A – Homeowners’, Totally Disabled + Additional Veterans’ Tax Relief Programs

Homeowners Credit:
Summary of Filing Requirements + Income Limits – 2017
Homeowners Credit Application
Letter to Applicants
Q & A – Homeowners’, Totally Disabled + Additional Veterans’ Tax Relief Programs

Income and Expense Forms: