Assessor

2021 revaluation information

The Town of Westbrook is conducting their 2021 Revaluation. Data Mailers will be mailed out to all property owners. These will contain the information we have on your residential or commercial buildings. Please carefully review this information, make any necessary corrections, and return to Municipal Valuation Services, at the address they provide in the letter.

covid-19 UPDATE FOR 2020 homeowner and additional veteran applications

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the State of Connecticut has changed the application process for the Totally Disabled and Elderly Homeowner Program (also known as the Circuit Breaker), and the Tax Freeze Program. Anyone who qualified for the 2018/2019 Grand List years, will automatically qualify for the current application cycle (the 2020/2021 Grand List Years). No application or income information needs to be submitted. If, however, income information was already submitted showing the applicant over income for this year, they still will not qualify. The same will apply for the Additional Veterans Program. Anyone who qualified for the 2019/2020 Grand List years, will automatically qualify for the 2021/2022 Grand List Years, unless documentation has already been provided showing the applicant is over income.

Those who qualified during the 2019/2020 Grand List Years (2020/2021 for Additional Veterans) are already covered through to next year, and need not apply this year as it is.

 Anyone who did not qualify in the past 2 years, or is applying for the first time, must still have their applications and income information into the Assessor’s Office by Monday, May 17th, by 4:00 PM.

The Executive Order as it pertains to this program reads as follows:

3. Suspension of Reapplication Filing Requirement for the Homeowners’ – Elderly/Disabled Circuit Breaker and Freeze Tax Relief Programs. The biennial filing requirements imposed by Sections 12-170aa(e) and (f), 12-170v, 12-170w, 12-129b, 12-129c and 12-129n of the Connecticut General Statutes, for taxpayers who were granted tax relief benefits for the Grand List year 2018 and who are required to recertify for the Grand List year 2020, are suspended and such taxpayers shall automatically maintain their benefits for the next biennial cycle ending in Grand List year 2022. The municipal requirement to notify taxpayers concerning re-application requirements by regular mail is waived.

The Tax Freeze Program will be following the same guidelines. Anyone who qualified for the Tax Freeze last year, will automatically qualify for this year’s program, unless proof has already been provided showing the applicant currently being over income. If you did not qualify for this program last year, or this is your first year applying, your application and income information must be to our office by May 17th.

The same will also apply to the Additional Veterans Benefit applications. Anyone who qualified for the 2019/2020 Grand List years, need not apply for the 2021/2022 Grand List cycle.

The Executive Order as it pertains to this program reads as follows:

2. Suspension of Reapplication Filing Requirement for the Additional Veterans Tax Relief Program. The biennial filing requirements imposed by Sections 12-81g, 12-81f, 12-81ii and 12-81jj of the Connecticut General Statutes for taxpayers who were granted tax relief benefits pursuant to those sections for the Grand List year 2019 and who are required to recertify for the Grand List year 2021, are suspended and such taxpayers shall automatically maintain their benefits for the next biennial cycle ending in Grand List year 2023.

Anyone who did not qualify in 2019, or is applying for the first time, must still have their applications into the Assessor’s Office by October 1st, 2021.

Below, you will find links to the guides for the information in this letter, in regards to the Homeowners and Additional Veterans programs, as well as the full Executive Order. If you have any questions, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.


Mill Rates

   
2020 25.00
2019 25.00
2018 24.67
2017 24.37
2016 24.37
2015 23.14
2014 22.51
2013 21.79
2012 20.98
2011 20.98
2010 16.96
2009 17.25

Calculating Property Taxes

A mill is equal to $1 of tax for each $1,000 of assessment. To calculate the property tax, multiply the assessment of the property by the mill rate and divide by 1,000. 

For example, a property with a assessed value of $50,000 located in a municipality with a mill rate of 20 mills would have a property tax bill of $1,000 per year.

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