Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Welcome to the Assessor's Office!
The Assessor is responsible for the discovery, listing and valuation of all taxable and non-taxable property located within the Town of Portland annually as of the October 1 Assessment Date. Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicles are assessed at 70% of fair market value and values are determined by using uniform, fair and equitable appraisal methods legally prescribed by law.
Real Estate Assessments are 70% of fair market value as of the posted assessment date or Revaluation date. Real property is assessed in Connecticut on a 5 year cycle. - Portland’s most recent date of Revaluation date is October 1, 2021. Property values have increased 11.5% on average since the prior 2016 Revaluation year.
Assessor Bulletin - September 2022
Attention all Business owners!
Declaration of Personal Property are DUE November 1, 2022
In accordance with Connecticut General Statute, 12-40, all Portland business owners and residents liable to pay taxes on tangible personal property belonging to them on October 1, 2022 are hereby notified, declaration of personal property must be filed on or before November 1, 2022 with the Assessor. Non-filers, omissions and late declarations are subject to estimated assessment and a 25% penalty. Various exemptions are explained within the declaration and available if filed on time.
Public act 490 FARM & FOREST
applications for farmland and forestland classification must be received by October 31, 2022.
Veterans: Honorably discharged Veterans that have served at least 90 days during a time of war must have their DD214 filed within the land records on or before October 1, 2022.
Disability Exemption: Disabled taxpayers receiving SSD benefits may be eligible for a property exemption. Application including proof of disability must be submitted by January 31, 2023. D-1 Totally Disabled Exemption Application
Active Duty Military: Service members who are actively serving as of the assessment date (October 1) are eligible for tax exemption on one motor vehicle registered in their name. Applications are due by December 31, 2022 following the date the taxes are due. AOA Active Military MV Application