Donna L Patchen CCMA II
100 Pease Street # 2
North Canaan, CT
Ph: 860.824.7313 x 108
Monday - Thursday
9AM - 12PM & 1PM - 4PM
NOTICE: THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 27TH IN CELEBRATION OF MEMORIAL DAY. (The office will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 28th)
FOR PROPERTY RECORD SEARCH, MOTOR VEHICLE, PERSONAL PROPERTY, GRAND LIST, ELDERLY HOMEOWNER TAX CREDIT (EHO) AND BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS (BoAA) INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK THE APPROPRIATE LINK IN THE LEFT-HAND MARGIN OF THIS PAGE.
***THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE IS NOW ACCEPTING STATE ADDITIONAL VETERAN AND LOCAL OPTION VETERAN APPLICATIONS – FEBRUARY 1ST – OCTOBER 1ST*** (If you have been on the program you application will be mailed)
The Town of North Canaan Assessor’s office primary mission is to discover, list and value all taxable and non-taxable real property, personal property including un-registered motor vehicles and Connecticut registered motor vehicles garaged in North Canaan annually within the town pursuant to all applicable Connecticut General Statutes. The office provides important mapping, parcel data and ownership/assessment information and assistance to taxpayers and government agencies.
Assessments are compiled annually into a document known as the Grand List. The Assessor strives to develop values with fairness and impartiality in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut and Office of Policy and Management. Individual assessments in the Grand List distributes an individual taxpayer’s property tax liability. The office also administers many State and local tax credit and exemption programs;
Elderly/Disabled Homeowners Tax Credit program (EHO)
State Veterans Exemption
Local Option Veterans Exemption
Local Option Dairy Farm Real Estate Exemption program
Local Option Dairy Farm tax abatement program
Totally Disabled Exemption
Motor Vehicle Exemption
Commercial Truck Exemption
All of the programs listed above have an application process with specific requirements and filing deadlines. For further details, contact the Assessor’s Office 860.824.7313 X 108
The current Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle mill rate: 2017 - 27.50 mills or $27.50 per $1,000 of assessment.
Ex: $100,000 assessed value * .0275 = $2,750.00 tax
In the State of Connecticut, property taxes are ad valorem; this means they are based on the value of the property. Per Connecticut General Statute §12-62a, property is uniformly assessed as of the October 1st assessment date (which is oftentimes referred to as the Grand List date). Assessments are 70% of the value of the property. For motor vehicles, the assessment is therefore 70% of the average retail value, aka clean retail value of that vehicle from the NADA pricing guide suggested for that assessment year. For Real Estate, the assessment is 70% of the market value of the property as of the last revaluation. (2017) Currently, Connecticut law mandates revaluations occur every five (5) years to update the values based on the changes in the market.