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Assessor’s Office

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.

GL 2020 MILL Rate
Real Estate, Personal Property, Motor Vehicles – 36.369

Last revaluation: GL 2016
Next revaluation: GL 2021


Personal property declaration forms are available on the Documents/Assessor Documents page.  See the Documents/Assessor Documents page or click here.


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Revaluation 2021
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.

Data mailers have been returned by approximately 55% if households.  They are still being accepted by the revaluation firm, eQuality Valuation Services.  If you prefer not to mail the completed data mailer you can leave it in the black drop box on the front of town hall or return it to the Assessor’s Office during office hours.

If the owner requested a call back on the returned data mailer, these calls were made if the owner’s phone number is provided.  Call backs on late arriving data mailers will continue to be made in October.

In October, the inspectors will be focusing on those properties with open building permits.  Partially completed construction is assessed at its percentage complete as of October 1.

Data collection inspectors wear identification badges and have a copy of a letter from the Assessor indicating they are working on the revaluation.  All inspector vehicles have an identifying sign on them.  Inspectors will knock on the front door to see if anyone is home prior to viewing the building exterior.  A list of the inspector vehicle model, color and state of registration is available from the Assessor’s Office and with the CT State Police, Troop C.

Name Vehicle Color
Derek  Berube 2014 Kia Rio Black
David Delohery 2013 Prius Red
Jay Giri 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Grey
Peter Hyde 2014 Mazda 3 Hatchback Grey
Paul Kennedy 2012 Nissan Altima Black
Mario Panagrasso 2016 Nissan Sentra Silver
Johnathan Wells 2017 Toyota 86 White

If you have any questions or concerns, call the Assessor’s Office at (860) 487-4403.

New PA 490 Values will take effect for the 2021 revaluation.
Many property owners in Ashford have land classified under the PA 490 program, the lay term for a use value assessment under CT General Statutes sections 12-107a – 12-107f.  Every 5 years, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the Commissioner of Agriculture are required to develop per acre values for use in setting the use assessments for farm and forest land.  These figures are made available to municipalities (see CGS 12-2b).  Farm land values are based on agricultural rents.  Forest land values are based on characteristics such as the type and density of trees, sawlog prices and tree growth rates.  Open space land values are set by the town and are not changing.

In recent years, new values were established in 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2020.  Ashford implements the new values in revaluation years, which 2021 is.  The new values will affect the real estate tax bill that will be due July 1, 2022. 

PA 490 100% VALUE*

Land Classification Old Value, 2015 New Value, 2020
Tillable A $1,960 $1,880
Tillable B 1,390 1,280
Tillable C 670 1,110
Tillable D 460 850
Orchard E 1,390 990
Pasture F 140 280
Swamp, Ledge, Scrub Lands 40 40
Woodland/Forest Land 240 390
Open Space (Ashford only) 550 550
 *Your assessment is based on 70% of the table figures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.  For more information on requesting a reassessment of your building for an affected foundation see the Documents concerning PA 21-120 and Requirements for Reassessment.

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Office Closings

The Assessor’s Office will be closed the following times and days:

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – opens at 1 pm.
Friday, December 10, 2021 – Closed

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
assessor@ashfordtownhall.org
860-487-4403

5 Town Hall Road - Ashford, CT 06278

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