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.
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.
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.
MV Q&A Brochure
2019 Personal Property Declarations
Due Friday, November 1, 2019
Income & Expense Reports
Due by June 1
Income & Expense Report - Standard
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
Misc. Forms and exemptions
Totally Disabled Tax Exemption
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