The Assessor creates a Grand List of real and personal property owned and located in the Town as of October 1st each year. To compile the Town’s Grand List the Assessor follows these three primary steps:
It is the goal of the Assessor to compile a Grand List that is fair and equitable to all property owners, as stipulated by State law. The above steps are taken to ensure that no property owners are assessed more than once for the same property, or omitted from the list in error. The Assessor also makes every attempt to ensure that the correct person or persons are assessed accordingly.
Tax Assessment exemptions, tax relief programs, and filing deadlines:
The Assessor’s Office assists eligible residents in applying for various tax exemptions and tax relief programs. These programs; veterans exemptions, elderly tax relief for homeowners and 100% totally disabled homeowners receiving Social Security, are offered in conformance with eligibility requirements and specifications of state enabling legislation. Basic requirements for these programs are to be 65 years of age or 100% totally disabled and, meet a qualifying income that is set each year by the state.
- Disabled or Elderly Homeowners (February 1st – May 15th); Additional Veterans (February 1st – October 1st).
- Veterans exemptions, your DD214 or Honorable discharge must be filed with the Town Clerk by September 30.
- Blind or totally disabled exemption proof must be filed with the Assessor’s Office by October 1.
More detailed information about these programs can be obtained by contacting the Assessor’s Office.