Assessor’s Office

Kara J. Fishman, CCMA II, MAI
Assessor
Phone:  860.487.4403
Fax:  860.487.4432
Email the assessor


The Town of Ashford has not yet passed a budget for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year due to the uncertainty of state aid to the town.  Tax bills for real estate and personal property were sent at a bill rate of 34.368 mills, due August 1, 2017, with late payments after 9/1/2017.  Motor vehicle bills will be mailed in mid-November at a bill rate of 32.00 with a due date of December 1 and late payments after 1/2/2018.   Supplemental bills on real estate, personal property and motor vehicles may be sent at a later date.

GL 2016 BILL Rate
Real Estate – 34.368
Personal Property – 34.368
Motor Vehicles – 32.00

Last revaluation:  GL 2016
Next revaluation:  GL 2021



OFFICE CLOSINGS



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.  Taxable property includes real estate, motor vehicles, personal property owned by businesses and certain personal property owned by residents (such as horses and unregistered motor vehicles).  All property is assessed at 70% of its 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:

 


Grand List 2017 Assessor’s Notice to Taxpayers
Motor Vehicle Credit Proof Required
VISION – Ashford Property Cards
NECCOG – GIS Mapping

CT DMV Change of Address information
Ashford Tax Collector

Forms/Documents:

Request a Change of Mailing Address
2015 + 2016 Grand List Totals
Top 10 Taxpayers, GL 2016
Crumbling Concrete Foundations

Loss calculated as of 6-30-2017

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
Transfers 10-1-2016 forward
Transfers-10-1-2015-9-30-2016

Transfers 12-1-2014 – 9-30-2015

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 8/1/2017, credits are available only for those vehicles on the 2015 and 2016 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 Military MV Exemption
Federal Soldiers and Sailors MV Exemption
DMV – Bill of Sale
DMV – Gift Affidavit
Affidavit of Motor Vehicle Disposal
DMV Change of Address B-58 – For Driver License and Vehicle Registration Changes

 

Personal Property Declarations + Forms:
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.

PA490 Applications:
PA 490 Guide – Prepared by the CT Dept. of Agriculture + CT Farm Bureau
M-30 Open Space

M-39 Forest
M-29 Farmland 
CGS 12-504a-504e rev 1-2015
Excepted Transfers – Requirements

Board of Assessment Appeals
BAA February Appeal Form
BAA September Appeal Form

Veterans:
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, 2017

Income Guidelines to Qualify Veterans GL 2017 – Income limits for Additional Veterans Program
Q & A on Owners, Additional Vets + Totally Disabled Programs
Totally Disabled Application

Homeowners Credit:
Q & A on Owners, Additional Vets + Totally Disabled Programs
Summary of Filing Requirements+Income Limits – 2016
Homeowners Credit Application
Letter to applicants – 2016

Income and Expense Forms: