BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS
The Board of Assessment Appeals will be meeting on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm in the Assessor's Office. Those that wish to appeal an assessment on the 2017 Grand List should complete BAA APPLICATION and return to the office no later than February 20, 2018.
Applicants will be notified of a time on March 20th that they should appear before the Board.
The Assessor's Office will begin taking application for the 2017 Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowners between
Thursday, February 15 and Tuesday, May 15
We will be accepting applications between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Applicants wishing to apply must bring a copy of their 2017 Federal Tax Return along with their 1099 from Social Security. We CANNOT process applications without that documentation. If you do not file a tax return please bring any 1099 Statements from Pensions, Bank Interest, Dividends, Unemployment, Lottery Winnings, and Net Rental Income.
A summary of Tax Credit Programs can be found 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, 2017 assessment date. This declaration is due to the Assessor’s Office by November 1, 2017. Failure to declare will result in a 25% penalty.
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.
2017 Long Form
2017 Short Form
2017 Manufacturer's Form
2017 Farmer's Form
Please feel free to visit the Assessor’s Real Estate data base which is online at: http://www.qpublic.net/ct/watertown/
The Assessors maps are available online as well at: http://hosting.tighebond/watertownct .