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Department Hours 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday

8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Assessment Appeals

THE BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS

BAA Application

(for real estate, personal property)

Application is due February 20, 2020

March 2018 hearing minutes

Office of the Assessor

33 East Main Street - Lower floor                   Assessment Records Online Database 
Portland Connecticut 06480

 

Assessor:
Richard J. Lasky Jr. CCMA
            Email       
Phone: 860-342-6744
Fax: 860-342-6738

Office of the Assessor

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's 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. In addition the Town is required to perform a state mandated revaluation every 5 years.

The Town of Portland completed a revaluation for the 2016 grand list.     
 

The filing deadlines for various exemptions and classifications are as follows:

Personal Property Declarations
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.

Public act 490

All applications for classification of farm or forestland must be received by October 31, 2019.

DISABILITY

Persons totally disabled receiving SSD benefits may be eligible for a $1000 property exemption.  Proof of award and application must be submitted by January 31, 2019.

 

HOMEOWNERS & TOTALLY DISABLED

Residents 65 years of age or totally disabled may be eligible for a tax credit on real estate; income guidelines apply and are adjusted each year.  You must request an application in February 2020 and file it on or before May 15, 2020.

Assessor's Forms

Motor Vehicles
MV Q&A Brochure

Bill Of Sale

MV Questionnaire (Trucks & Trailers)

Ambulance/Retrofit MV Exemption


2019 Personal Property Declarations
Due Friday, November 1, 2019

2019 Declaration
Closing a Business affidavit 

 

Income & Expense Reports
Due by June 1
Income & Expense Report - Standard

Income & Expense Report - Marina & Boatyards

Income & Expense Report - Golf Course 

Veterans Exemptions
Please Note: 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  

Active Duty - CT Resident (Filed by Dec. 31 following tax due year)
Active Duty - Non-Resident 

Senior/totally disabled homeowners benefit 
February 1, 2020 - May 15,2020 

Application (Senior/Totally Disabled) 
Application (Additional Vets) 
File between Feb 1 - Oct 1 Biannually

 


Misc. Forms and exemptions 
Totally Disabled Tax Exemption

Change of Mailing Address Request

Commercial Building Tax Abatement 
Tax incentive policy

Application  (Please submit completed applications 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   

 

View tax payments and taxes owed