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Below is a listing of the various exemptions requiring filings for the Town of Cheshire’s October 1, 2024 Grand List:

VETERANS EXEMPTIONS- Veterans who have not filed their original DD214 papers or a certified copy with the Town Clerk must do so before October 1st of this year (2024) if they wish to be eligible for the military exemption.  The veteran’s exemption for specified periods of service with the armed forces provides a 1,500 reduction in the assessed value of property owned by a qualified veteran.

Disabled veterans should submit their service-connected disability rating from the Veterans Administration to the Assessor’s office by October 1, 2024.  Based upon their degree of disability, these veterans are eligible for a reduction in the assessed value of their property.

 

ADDITIONAL VETERANS AND LOCAL VETERANS EXEMPTION- The additional veteran’s and local veteran’s exemptions are available to qualified veterans who meet certain income requirements. These two programs provide an increase in assessment reduction beyond the standard veteran exemption. The deadline for filing applications is October 1, 2024.  Applicants must meet an income requirement of not more than $43,800 if single and $53,400 if married to qualify for the State of Connecticut Additional Veteran’s Program.  The Town income limits for the Town of Cheshire Local Option Additional Veterans Exemption is $77,015 for single persons and $82,480 for married couples.  Income includes adjusted gross income plus any other income, including Social Security benefits.   Income is based upon the 2023 calendar year.  Federal Income Tax returns and/or proof of all income must be presented to the Assessor.  Please remember that proof of all income, including Social Security benefits (Form SSA-1099) for the 2023 calendar year must be submitted by OCTOBER 1, 2024 or the application cannot be processed.

 

EXEMPTION FOR THE BLIND- Taxpayers who are blind must file certification of legal blindness with the Assessor by January 31, 2025.   Such exemption reduces the assessed value of the property owner by 3,000.

Qualified blind applicants may also be eligible for an additional 2,000 exemption. Applicants must meet an income requirement of not more than $43,800 if single or $53,400 if married.  This application must be made on or before October 1, 2024.

 

Exemptions are also available for motor vehicles of active servicemen, specifically equipped vehicles adapted for use by disabled veterans, and ambulance-type motor vehicles used to transport medically incapacitated individuals.  For more information on these exemptions or any of the previously described exemptions, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 203-271-6620.

 

FARM BUILDING TAX EXEMPTION – On August 9, 2005, the Town Council adopted a farm building tax exemption ordinance (Section 17-13) which became effective starting with the October 1, 2005 Grand List.  This ordinance provides for up to a 100,000 assessment exemption for any building actually and exclusively used in farming.  In order to qualify for this exemption there are two notarized annual applications that must be filed for each building with the Assessor’s Office no later than November 1, 2024.  Please contact the Assessor's Office for qualification details.

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If you send an email to the Assessor's office and do not receive a response within two (2)  business days, please call 203-271-6620 to confirm that your email was received. 

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Adopted Mill Rate of 27.46

for real estate, motor vehicle and personal property on the 2023Grand List 

 

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Cheshire does not require an
Income & Expense Report for June 2024

 

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Applications for tax credits for Town of Cheshire homeowners who have turned 65 by December 31, 2023 and those who receive permanent total disability benefits under Social Security will be available in the Cheshire Assessor's Office from 8:30am to 4:00pm February 1, 2024 until May 15, 2024.  Your 2023 income determines which credit program(s) you may qualify for; the current maximum income for the Town of Cheshire local credit program is $77,015 (single) and $82,480 (married).

2023GL TOWN OF CHESHIRE HOMEOWNERS TAX CREDIT PROGRAM

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VETERANS EXEMPTIONS

- Veterans who have not filed their original DD214 papers or a certified copy with the Town Clerk must do so before October 12024 if they wish to be eligible for the military exemption. The veteran’s exemption is for specified periods of service with the armed forces.

Disabled veterans should submit their service-connected disability rating from the Veterans Administration to the Assessor’s office by October 1, 2024.These veterans are eligible for a reduction in the assessed value of their property depending upon their degree of disability.

 

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The Cheshire Assessor’s Office is responsible for:

  • Appraisal of all Cheshire real and personal property for the Grand List, which is a listing of total assessed values for all taxable real and personal property located within Cheshire as of  October 1st of each year.  Assessments are computed at 70% of the estimated market value of real property at the time of the last general revaluation and 70% of the annual appraisal for motor vehicles.

  • Tax exempt organizations please follow the appropriate link to the M3 application which is due on or before November 1st. (M3 and M3 with housing.)

  • General revaluation of real property every five years as required by the State of Connecticut. The next revaluation update is scheduled for 2028.

  • Annual revaluation of all commercial personal property (furniture, fixtures, equipment, and machinery).  The 2023 Declaration of Personal Property filing forms will be available here, and must be completed and returned to the Assessor's office by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday,  November 1, 2023.

  • Maintenance of records on the ownership of properties, current zoning classification, lot maps, gross and net valuation, and personal exemptions.  This office is an excellent place to start when you are doing research on ownership of property.

    The Board of Assessment Appeals is responsible for real property and motor vehicle assessment appeals.

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  • 84 S Main St.
  • Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Telephone: 203 271-6620
  • Fax: 203 271-6615

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