Town Hall, P.O. Box 548, 27 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068
Assessor: Barbara Bigos
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
***LIMITED HOURS: DEC 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19 Office OPEN 9am-1pm, & CLOSED TUESDAY & THURSDAY***
Phone Number: 860-435-5176
The physical location, at 27 Main Street in Salisbury, is in the corner, to the right of the first floor entrance. The Assessor is a town employee, professionally educated, state certified and responsible for the appraisal of all real estate, motor vehicles and certain types of personal property as required by Connecticut State Law. The money needed to operate the town, including the public school, road maintenance, recreation, police and other services, comes primarily from property taxes. Individual tax bills are the property assessment (70% of value) multiplied by the mill rate. The mill rate is determined each year by dividing the budget needed to operate the town by the taxable grand list.
Field Cards: $1.00 per page
Vacant Land: $.50 per page
11x17 Assessor Maps: $1.00 per map
Black & White: $10.00 per copy
Color: $20.00 per copy
11x17 Reduction: $5.00
If you would like a card please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org providing the property address and/or owner’s last name and your contact information. Cards will be emailed back to the address sending the request, or faxed if you provide a number.
You may send payment to: Assessor, PO Box 548, Salisbury, CT, 06068.
You can set up an account with us if you plan to request cards in the future. Send desired amount to the above address along with your contact information and we will apply the money to your account. When requesting cards, we will deduct the amount, and email you a statement when your account becomes low.
People frequently requesting cards that do not pay will lose this privilege and cards will not be emailed until payment arrives.
MILL RATE: (History)
Grand List Mill Rate
2015 10.7% Revaluation
2010 10% Revaluation
2005 8.7% Revaluation
2000 14.5% Revaluation
STATE VETERANS EXEMPTIONS
THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2015 GRAND LIST NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 2015
Veteran exemptions: If you are a veteran or an active duty service member but are not currently receiving a veteran's exemption, the first step is to file your DD-214 with the Town Clerk's Office. Your DD-214 must be filed by September 30th in order to receive the exemption beginning with that October 1st Grand List. If you are not able to locate your DD-214 discharge paperwork, you may request a copy by visiting, www.archives.gov/veterans.
If you served during a recognized period of combat, (Please contact this office to see if your service time qualifies as a “Eligible Date of War') you could be entitled to an assessment reduction. If you are a veteran who was disabled in combat, you may be eligible for an increased exemption. A recent letter from the Veteran's Administration that indicates the disability percentage must be presented in order to receive the increased exemption.
If a taxpayer has sold, junked or totaled a motor vehicle or moved it out of State, it is his or her responsibility to contact the Assessor's Office and to provide the necessary paperwork in order to have the assessment prorated if applicable. See following:
(1.) A CONNECTICUT DMV ISSUED MARKER CANCELLATION RECEIPT
If you have not already returned your plates to the DMV, or have lost them, you will need to contact the DMV, cancel your registration before we can process your paperwork.
(2.) IN ADDITION TO THE DMV PLATE CANCELLATION RECEIPT:
• Copy of the front AND back of the title showing the transfer of ownership OR a DMV bill of sale signed by both buyer AND seller
• Letter from the insurance company on company letterhead stating that the vehicle was deleted from the policy, including the reason why the policy was canceled, or a copy of the accident report stating the vehicle was a TOTAL loss
• Receipt from the junkyard identifying vehicle and date junked
• Letter from the charity to which the vehicle was donated INCLUDING the date donated
• Copy of the registration from the new state for each vehicle which includes a clearly identifiable effective date of issue
If you purchased a vehicle after the October 1 assessment date, you will be liable for the Supplemental tax on such vehicle in the town where you resided on October 1.