Assessor

Assessor’s Office

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The Grand List year runs from October 1 through September 30.  Your Motor Vehicle will be taxed in the town in which it is registered on October 1 when the Grand List is pulled from the DMV data base.

Current Mill Rate for Real Estate, Motor Vehicle and Personal Property for the 2020 Grand List (2021 Taxes) is  34.5

 

The Assessor’s Office maintains records of each parcel of Real Estate, Motor Vehicle and business equipment in Bethany.  The main function of the Assessor’s Office is to prepare and perfect the Grand List.

  • The Grand List is comprised of all taxable and tax exempt properties, real and personal.
  • The Real Estate list is adjusted for new construction, additions and alterations.  Owner’s names and exemptions are maintained and updated.
  • Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles sends lists to the Assessor’s Office twice per year.  Motor Vehicle identification numbers are matched to the average retail values as supplied by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA).
  • Personal Property list is comprised of business equipment as provided by the business owner(s) on the annual Personal Property Declarations due by November 1.

After the Grand List is signed, the Board of Assessment Appeals, an elected board consisting of three (3) officials, conducts hearings and adjusts values as deemed appropriate.

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for certain State mandated reporting requirements.  Our office administers exemption programs and assistance programs offered by the State of Connecticut and the Town of Bethany.

Assessor
Betsy Quist, CCMA II
203-393-2100 x1112
Fax: 203-393-0828

Assistant Assessor:
Peg Duffy, CCMC
203-393-2100 X1125

Clerk
Stephanie Howard
203-393-2100 X1106

 Contact

Assessor
Bethany Town Hall
40 Peck Road
Bethany, CT 06524-3322

203-393-2100 x1112
Fax: 203-393-0828
Hours:
Assessor’s Assistant: Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Assessor’s Office Hours: Mondays 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM *
* PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM ASSESSOR’S HOURS AS THEY FLUXUATE.

Links

Field Cards & Tax Maps

GIS

Public Act 490-Classification of Land as Forest, Farm or Open Space

Documents

1-Periods of War for Exemption for Vets

2-Application for MV Tax Exemption for Active Duty Military (Deadline for filing is December 31)

3-Assessment Appeals Form (Deadline for filing is February 18, 2022 IN OFFICE…postmark NOT ACCEPTED)

4-2021 Veterans Exemption – Press Release  (Deadline for filing is September 30, 2022….postmark ACCEPTED 

5-2021 Qualifying Income Requirements for the 2021 Grand List

6-2021 Elderly Homeowners – Press Release (Deadline for filing is May 15, 2022…postmark ACCEPTED – Application must include Federal Tax Return & SSA-1099)

7-M28-Application for Exemption for Farm Machinery Horses or Ponies (Deadline for filing is November 1)

8-M29-Application for Classification of Land as Farm Land (2-sided document)

9 –2021 Personal Property Declaration DUE NOVEMBER 1 2021 (POSTMARK ACCEPTED – SHORT FORM)

10-2021 Personal Property Declaration DUE NOVEMBER 1 2021 (POSTMARK ACCEPTED)

11 – 2022 Renters Rebate Program (Deadline for filing is September 30, 2022)

12-MV Prorate Request Process – Documents Required for Credit (posted 4-11-2022)


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