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


Please call before visiting the Assessor’s Office if you wish to speak with the Assessor.   Out-of-office field work is not always planned in advance.

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.  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:



Requirements for reassessment
If you require confirmation of a home’s age, email your request to the Assessor at  Include your name, your mailing address, your phone number; and the property location (street address or Map/Block/Lot).
Concrete Foundation Solutions Indemnity Corp (CFSIC)
Press Release – Concrete Foundation Testing Program
Revenue Loss on the 2016 +2017 Grand Lists

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

Transfers 12-1-2014 – 9-30-2015
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 – online information
DMV Change of Address B-58 – For Driver License and Vehicle Registration Changes
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.
Mill Rates by Grand List year
Ashford Tax Collector

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 MV + MVS Billing and payment chart for detailed instructions.  As of 1/1/2019, credits will be available only for those vehicles on the 2017 and 2018 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:
Assessor’s Notice to Taxpayers – GL 2018
2018 Personal Property – Short Form
Ashford 2018 Farm Machinery Exemption Application
Ashford 2018 Full Form
Ashford 2018 Manufacturing Equipment Exemption App
2018_Manfacuring_Exemption_App_Itemized List
2018 Personal Property – Brialee Camper Form
Information on Campers Camp Trailers and RVs
2018 Personal Property – Non-Brialee Camper Form
Ashford 2018 Personal Property – Unregistered MV Form
Why Unregistered Motor Vehicles are taxed
Memo to solar companies
Note to lessors of PP to Town of Ashford
New business letter
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, 2019
Income Guidelines to Qualify-Veterans GL 2019
Totally Disabled Application

Homeowners Credit:
Summary of filing requirements
Homeowners Credit Application
Letter to applicants
Q & A – Homeowners’, Totally Disabled + Additional Veterans’ Tax Relief Programs

Quadrennial Application for Non-Profits:
M-3 – Quadrennial Application
M-3 – Interim Quadrennial Application

Income and Expense Forms:

Grand List Data:
Pre-BAA Grand List Totals, 2015-2017
GL 2017 as of 2-20-2018
Top 10 Taxpayers GL 2017