33 East Main St., Lower Level
Portland, CT 06480
Richard J. Lasky Jr. CCMA
* Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Assessor is responsible for discovering, listing and valuing all taxable and non-taxable property located in town. Connecticut law requires us to list and value all real (e.g., land, houses, stores, etc.) and personal (e.g., motor vehicles, business equipment, etc.) property. This is an annual cycle with an assessment date of October 1. It is the Assessor's responsibility to insure all values are properly and uniformly made and that the grand list is a true and accurate report of all taxable and tax exempt property in the jurisdiction. Assessed values in Connecticut are based on 70% of fair market value.
The Town is required to perform a state mandated revaluation every 5 years.
Date of Revaluation: October 1, 2016
Current Mill Rate: 34.38%
To calculate tax; Net Assessment x .03438 = Annual Tax
Assessment & Exemption Links and Forms:
Registered vehicles are assessed at 70% of average retail accordingly to NADA valuation guide as of the October 1st assessment date. Vehicles registered to the Town of Portland as of October 1st produce a tax bill the following July.
In accordance with Connecticut General Statute, 12-40, all persons who are liable to pay taxes on tangible personal property belonging to them on October 1, 2019 are hereby notified that they must file a declaration of their personal property on or before November 1, 2019.
Declaration - Long Form (new businesses)
Declaration - Short Form (existing businesses)
Income & Expense Reports
2019 Income & expense reports are DUE August 15, 2020 *
Elderly Homeowners / Totally Disabled Tax Credit
Residents 65 years of age or totally disabled may be eligible for a tax credit on real estate providing they meet or are under the state regulated income guidelines. Official proof of income is required and applicants must re-file bi-annually thereafter.
Applicants must file by May 15th
Local Option Veteran
Honorably discharged veterans must have a valid DD214 filed within the town's land records as of the October 1 assessment date to be eligible for Veteran Exemptions.
Additional Veterans Application (Income guidelines, 65 years of age or disabled)
Local Option Veteran (Income guidelines, 65 years of age or disabled)
Public act 490
All applications for classification of farm or forestland must be received by October 31, 2019.
Fixed Assessment Tax Incentive for Commercial Property
Per CGS Sec. 12-65b, The Town of Portland may enter into a written agreement, as approved by the Board of Selectmen, with a party owning (or proposing to acquire) real property in the Town of Portland to fix the assessment of such real estate, provided the party is proposing substantial improvements to the real estate.
Application (Completed Application must be submitted to the First Selectman's Office)
Questions regarding billing, taxes due, amounts paid and interest should be directed to the Tax Collector's Office 860-342-6737
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