The Town of Watertown has performed a Revaluation of all properties for the 2018 Grand List. The online database has been updated to reflect new values. If you are a Watertown property owner and you did not receive a 2018 revaluation assessment notice, you may look up the new assessment for your property using the online database.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you do not apply the current mill (tax) rate to your new assessment as the mill rate will change, and using the prior mill rate will not correctly calculate your July 2019 tax bill. The new mill rate will be determined in the Spring of 2019.
In conjunction with the 2018 revaluation notices, you may review your new assessment with a representative of Vision Government Solutions by scheduling an informal hearing. Informal hearings will be held at Watertown Fire Department, 935 Main Street, Watertown by appointment only. You can schedule a hearing by visiting Vision's website at www.vgsi.com/schedules, or by calling 1-888-844-4300 between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
If you wish to appeal your assessment after the informal hearings, or are unable to attend a hearing, you may file an appeal with the Board of Assessment Appeals. Appeals must be filed on or before February 20, 2019. You can download a copy of the application by clicking here.
PERSONAL PROPERTY DECLARATIONS
All owners of taxable business personal property are required to file declarations of such property with the Assessor of the Town where the property is located on the October 1, 2018 assessment date. This declaration is due to the Assessor’s Office by November 1, 2018 Failure to declare will result in a 25% penalty.
New for 2018**
We are now accepting online filing of Personal Property Declarations!! Instructions for online filing can be found by clicking here.
Please use this link to access the online filing page. This link will be available from September 30th - December 15th. You must register for an account with the access code provided in the Personal Property Declaration that was mailed to you. If you do not have your form and need a code, please contact the Assessor's Office.
Online Filing Personal Property
Items to be declared include: non-registered motor vehicles, snowmobiles, and trailers; horses and ponies not used in farming; business furniture and fixtures; farming machinery and tools; mechanics tools; electronic data processing equipment; and leased equipment and machinery. All in-home businesses must declare personal property. Real estate and registered motor vehicles are not included in these declarations.
If you need personal property forms and do not wish to file online, forms can be downloaded below.
2018 Long Form
2018 Manufacturer's Form
2018 Farmer's Form
The Assessors maps are available online as well at:http://hosting.tighebond.com/watertownct_public/ .