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.
Property Tax Relief for Low Income Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowners
Under Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 10, all program benefits have been automatically renewed for existing homeowners already enrolled and required to reapply ever two years. You do not need to reapply for the 2020 Grand List. Your existing tax exemption will continue for the two-year period covering taxes on the 10/1/2020 and 10/1/2021 Grand Lists.
If you are a NEW applicant, you do need to apply by May 15, 2021. If you are a NEW applicant, you do need to apply by May 15. Information is available by clicking here .
Property Tax Relief for Low Income Veterans
Under Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 10, all program benefits have been automatically renewed for veterans already receiving the Additional Veteran’s Exemption. You do not need to reapply for the 10/1/2021 Grand List. Your existing tax exemption will continue for the two-year period covering taxes on the 10/1/2021 and 10/1/2022 Grand Lists.
2021 is a revaluation year for the Town of Ashford. CT General State Statute 12-62 requires the revaluation of all real estate in town every five years. The last revaluation in Ashford was for the 10/1/2016 Grand List. The town has contracted with eQuality Valuation Services LLC, out of Waterbury, CT. eQuality is the software supplier for the town’s real estate database. Property cards are currently available at the website https://www.propertyrecordcards.com/SearchMaster.aspx?towncode=003.
Updated information will be available when the revaluation starts. All real estate owners will receive a data mailer in the mail in late April that lists the characteristics of your property. You will be asked to make any corrections to the information and return the data mailer. Your responses to these mailers take on additional importance this year since interior inspections may be limited due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Update on Concrete Foundations Affected by Pyrrhotite
Through 12/31/2020, there have been a total of 40 properties in Ashford identified as having a pyrrhotite-impacted foundation. Almost all of them, 35 or 87.5% of the total, applied for assessment reduction over the past 5 years. One-third (13) of the 40 properties now have replacement foundations, with eleven receiving funding through the Concrete Foundation Solutions Indemnity Co (CFSIC)) and their assessment reduction removed. Of the five property owners who did not request an assessment reduction, two have repaired their foundations.
GL 2019 MILL Rate
Real Estate – 36.836
Personal Property – 36.836
Motor Vehicles – 36.836
Last revaluation: GL 2016
Next revaluation: GL 2021
- eQuality – ***NEW***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 – Responsible for collecting the municipal taxes on real estate, personal property, and motor vehicles
The Assessor’s Office will be closed the following times and days:
Tuesday, 3/23/2021 – office closes at 1:30 pm
Wednesday, 3/24/2021 – office opens at 1 pm
Friday, 3/26/2021- office closes at 1:45 pm
Tuesday, 3/30/2021 – office closes at 2:45 pm
Tuesday, 4/6/2021 – office closes at 2 pm
Wednesday, 4/7/2021 – office closes at 1 pm
Tuesday, 4/13/2021 – office closes at 2:45 pm
Please call or email the Assessor with any questions. Many questions can be answered by reviewing the Assessor Documents, Forms & Applications, accessed by clicking the link above.
Kara J. Fishman, CCMA II, MAI
Assessor, Town of Ashford
5 Town Hall Road - Ashford, CT 06278