A Quick Note from the Assessor:
The State of CT increased the property exemption amount for Veterans receiving a disability rating per Veteran Affairs. If you have already supplied the Assessor's Office with a copy of your VA letter, in any prior year, you have nothing further to do. Our database has been updated to reflect the increase and you will realize the adjustment to your 2019 Grand List property assessment ( billed in 2020 ).
2019 Personal Property Declaration Forms have been uploaded to the website. They may be found by selecting the Resources tab above and navigating to Forms. Please file the forms between OCTOBER 1 & NOVEMBER 1, 2019; if you are unable to have the forms delivered by 7:00pm Thursday 10/31, please be sure you obtain a United States Postal Service post mark of November 1, 2019 to avoid a late filing penalty.
Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, I am happy to assist however I may.
Thank you in advance for cooperating with accurately and fairly assessing your property!
The primary function of the Assessor's Office is to prepare the Grand List each year for the purpose of tax collection to fund the needs of the Town's General Government and Education budgets. The Grand list is comprised of three parts: Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicles. The Assessor's Office must discover, list and value all taxable and nontaxable property located within the Town of Hampton in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. This office is also responsible for administering exemption programs for the veterans, elderly, blind and disabled persons.
Due to the nature of responsibilities, it is advisable to call in advance to see if the Assessor will be available.
Questions concerning assessed value, adjustments, exemptions, tax relief and motor vehicle tax credits should be directed to the Assessor's Office.
Questions regarding billing, tax balances due, amounts paid and interest should be directed to the Tax Collector's office.
TAX MAPS: Geographic Information System (GIS) information is available at www.neccog.org/gis
Special Use Land classification*
Please note that the applications below may be filled out ahead of time but must either be SIGNED IN FRONT OF THE ASSESSOR or NOTARIZED unless otherwise stated on the form.
For the 3 forms above, (Forest Land, Farmland & Open Space), please carefully read the "Owner's Affidavit" section on the form. Before signing it, be sure you have obtained a copy of and read CT State Statute 12-504a-12-504e
For the listing of certified forester’s for PA 490 Forestland, click HERE
*The Assessor recommends dowloading:
Tax Relief Programs
ELDERLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED TAX CREDITS
If you are 65 or older or totally disabled, you may be eligible for tax credits. The maximum income allowed for a married couple is $43, 900 and $36, 000 for singles. The filing period is from February 1st thru May 15th to receive the tax credit on your July real estate tax bill. Applications are available in the Assessor’s Office and can also be accessed online at www.hamptonct.org on the Assessor’s page. If you are already on the program, you will be notified when to refile.
ADDITIONAL VETERAN’S EXEMPTION
The filing period for applications for Additional Veteran’s Exemption is February 1st to October 1st for the 10/1/2019 Grand List. Maximum income allowed for a married couple is $43, 900 and $36, 000 for singles. 100% VA determined Disabled Veterans' income limits differ; they are $18,000 for single applicants and $21, 000 for married applicants (some income is excluded from calculation-please contact the Assessor's office for details). Applications are available in the Assessor’s Office and can also be accessed online on the Assessor’s page, under Resources. If you are already on the program, you will be notified when to refile.
Claim for Property Tax Exemption in the State of Connecticut Under the Federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act-There are two forms below; one for CT residents and another for non-CT residents stationed in CT on military orders.
The last revaluation was performed in 2018 by Vision Appraisal