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Office: Main level of Bryan Memorial Town Hall

Hours: 9:00 AM - Noon, 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Telephone: 860-868-0398

Fax: 860-868-3103
Note that several departments share this fax line, so be sure to address your document clearly!

Email: assessor@washingtonct.org

U.S. Mail Address:
Assessor
Town of Washington
P.O. Box 383
Washington Depot, CT 06794

Street Address:
Assessor
Town of Washington
2 Bryan Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794

Appointed Officials: (4-year term)
Delisse Locher

Staff:
Linda Nelson, Clerk
 


Town of Washington 2013 Revaluation Information

The Town of Washington has completed a State-mandated revaluation of all real estate for the October 1, 2013 Grand List, performed by eQuality Valuation Services LLC. Informal hearings with eQuality are completed and result notices have been sent to property owners who attended a hearing.

Owners who believe their assessments are incorrect may file a completed 2013 GL Board of Assessment Appeals application from March 1- March 20, 2014. Appeal applications will be available from the Assessor's Office at Bryan Memorial Town Hall, Washington Depot, CT, or may be downloaded from www.washingtonct.org, at the Board of Assessment Appeals link. The Board will meet during April and notifications of April appointments will be mailed. The Assessor's Office is simply a mail drop for the Board of Assessment Appeals.

The first tax bills using the 2013 GL revaluation assessments will be mailed dated July 1, 2014, and will be due by August 1, 2014. The 2013 mill rate is set by the Town's Board of Finance in May or June, 2014. The Town of Washington's current 2012 mill rate cannot be used to calculate July 2014 tax bills.


Services Provided:

Information on ownership, assessment and parcel number will be given over the phone. For specific details on a particular property, a request by mail or in person, is necessary. Street cards are not currently available on line, nor will they be faxed.

Grand List

The October 1, 2012 Grand List is now available for download. The source is www.grandlistdata.info, which gets the information directly from the Assessor's office. They charge a $80 fee for their raw data file.

Your webmaster has downloaded this data and imported it into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. You may prefer to download these files for free:


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Assessment Appeals


Tax Assistance for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners

Washington homeowners who were sixty-five or older by December 31, 2013, or who are receiving Social Security disability payments may be eligible for credit on their Real Estate tax. Their home in Washington must be their principal residence and their total income including Social Security must be less than:
Single-$34,100 Married-$41,600
Applications are available in the Assessor's office and must be filed by May 15th, 2014 for credit applied to the July 2014 billing.


Tax Assistance for Elderly or Disabled Renters

Maximum income requirements:
Single - $34,100 Married - $41,600
Renters in Washington who meet the income guidelines above may be eligible for a partial refund from the State of Connecticut. Additional requirements include residence in Connecticut for a one year period prior to filing and 35% of the total rent and utility payments must exceed 5% of annual income.

Persons 65 years of age by December 31, 2013 and persons receiving total disability awards from Social Security who are eligible to apply. Applications must be filed between May 15 and September 15, 2014.


Tax Exemptions for Veterans

Residents who are honorably discharged veterans, having served at least 90 cumulative days during wartime or who have a disability rating from the Veteran's Administration, may be eligible for some tax exemption. Their DD-214 or honorable discharge must be filed with the Town Clerk by September 30 for exemption on the upcoming Grand List.

Additional Veterans Exemptions

Persons currently receiving a veteran's exemption may be eligible for an additional exemption if they meet these income requirements.
Single-$34,100 Married-$41,600
There is no age requirement for the additional exemption, but Washington residency is required. Applications are accepted from February 1 - October 1.


Personal Property Declarations

Local businesses, such as plumbers & carpenters, farmers & shop owners, home offices & professional offices are required by state statute to file personal property declarations every year between October 1st and November 1st. Property to be declared includes furniture, fixtures, office equipment, computers, construction equipment, farm & lawn equipment, vending machines, unregistered motor vehicles, etc. Businesses owning personal property located in Washington, though based elsewhere, must also file. Failure to completely & accurately declare personal property by Nov. 1 carries a 25 percent penalty.

The Assessor's office will be mailing declaration forms to all businesses which have previously filed. For those who do not receive forms, declarations are available at the Assessor's office in Bryan Memorial Town Hall, or download a copy:
Personal Property Declaration
Unregistered Motor Vehicle Declaration
Farm Machinery Declaration

Please call 860-868-0398 for further information, or see Am I A Business?

Our Most Frequently Asked Question

Mill Rate History

Grand List DateNet TotalChangeTax YearMill RateChange
October 1985  1986-198731.25 
October 1986  1987-198831.250.0%
October 1987  1988-198935.0012.0%
October 1988  1989-199039.0011.4%
October 1989 *$428,085,359 1990-199113.80-64.6%
October 1990$434,123,5861.4%1991-199214.756.9%
October 1991$438,846,0541.1%1992-199315.102.4%
October 1992$449,779,4402.5%1993-199415.100.0%
October 1993$456,326,1331.5%1994-199515.301.3%
October 1994$466,636,9882.3%1995-199616.004.6%
October 1995$480,203,2202.9%1996-199716.503.1%
October 1996$486,372,1501.3%1997-199817.003.0%
October 1997$494,162,6901.6%1998-199917.502.9%
October 1998$503,834,7902.0%1999-200017.500.0%
October 1999 *$578,447,42014.8%2000-200115.25-12.9%
October 2000$589,690,7201.9%2001-200215.753.3%
October 2001$605,889,8802.7%2002-200315.750.0%
October 2002$620,740,7602.5%2003-200416.001.6%
October 2003 *$912,541,18047.0%2004-200511.00-31.3%
October 2004$932,023,0302.1%2005-200611.000.0%
October 2005$950,152,8401.9%2006-200712.009.1%
October 2006$966,752,1701.7%2007-200812.504.2%
October 2007$981,705,1901.5%2008-200913.004.0%
October 2008$1,250,524,80027.4%2009-201010.75-17.30%
October 2009$1,243,701,770-0.542010-2011112.30%
October 2010$1,252,093,6800.00672011-2012110
October 2011$1,254,868,2600.00222012-201311.504.5%
October 2012$1,254,795,221-0.0000582013-201411.752.2%
* Reassessment

Annual Reports:

See the Town Annual Report for yearly reports on the activities of the Assessor.

Web page last updated: February 6, 2014