The Town of Washington, Connecticut
Office: Main level of Bryan Memorial Town Hall
9:00 AM - Noon, 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Note that several departments share this fax line, so be sure to address your document clearly!
U.S. Mail Address:
Town of Washington
P.O. Box 383
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Town of Washington
2 Bryan Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794
• Delisse Locher
• Linda Nelson, Clerk
Town of Washington Preliminary 2013 Assessment Notices To Be Sent.
The Town of Washington and eQuality Valuation Services LLC will send preliminary notices of the new assessments for the revaluation date of October 1, 2013; at the end of November 2013. The notices will be mailed to every property owner and will contain both the 2012 assessed value (based upon previous 2008 revaluation) and the new October 1, 2013 assessed value.
Assessment notices will also contain information for property owners who wish to discuss their new assessments at informal hearings that will be held at Washington's Bryan Memorial Hall, 2 Bryan Plaza, Washington Depot, CT; December 9-20, 2013; by appointment only. Contact information for scheduling by phone or internet will also be included in notices. Owners are asked to refrain from contacting the Town of Washington directly; as informal hearings must be scheduled through eQuality. Hearing result notices will be mailed at the end of December 2013.
Property owners who wish to appeal their assessments, whether they attend informal hearings or not, may file a formal appeal with the Town of Washington's Board of Assessment Appeals within 20 days of the signing of the 2013 Grand List.
Property owners are advised that in Connecticut it is the assessment of the property that is discussed at this time, not the taxes due for the property, because the mill rate-and thus tax amounts- will not be known for several months. The first tax bills using the 2013 revaluation assessments will be mailed dated July 1, 2014, and will be due by August 1, 2014. Please remember that the Town of Washington's current 2012 mill rate cannot be used to calculate July 2014 tax bills.
Information on ownership, assessment and parcel number will be given over the phone. For specific details on a particular property, a request by mail or in person, is necessary. Street cards are not currently available on line, nor will they be faxed.
Grand ListThe October 1, 2012 Grand List is now available for download. The source is www.grandlistdata.info, which gets the information directly from the Assessor's office. They charge a $80 fee for their raw data file.
Your webmaster has downloaded this data and imported it into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. You may prefer to download these files for free:
- GrandList2012RE.xls (real estate)
- GrandList2012MV.xls (motor vehicles)
- GrandList2012PP.xls (personal property)
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Tax Assistance for Elderly and Veterans
Washington homeowners who will be sixty-five or older by December 31, 2013, or who are receiving Social Security disability payments may be eligible for credit on their property tax. Their property must be their principle residence and their total income including Social Security must be less than $33,500 single and $40,900 married.(2012)
Applications are available in the Assessor's office and must be filed by May 15th, 2014 for application to the July billing.
Persons currently receiving a veteran's exemption may be eligible for an additional exemption if they meet the above income requirements. There is no age requirement for the additional exemption. Application period is from February 1 to October 1.
Tax Assistance for Elderly or Disabled RentersMaximum Income Requirements for 2012: Married: $40,900; Single: $33,500
Certain renters in Washington who meet the income requirements above may be eligible for a partial refund from the State of Connecticut. Additional requirements include residence in Connecticut for any one year period prior to filing and 35% of the total rent and utility payments must exceed 5% of annual income.
- Persons 65 years of age by December 31, 2013
- Persons receiving total disability awards from Social Security Applications
Applications must be filed between April 1 and October 1.
Tax Exemptions For Veterans
Residents who are honorably discharged veterans, having served at least 90 consecutive days during wartime or who have a disability rating, may be eligible for some tax exemption. Their DD-214 or honorable discharge must be filed with the Town Clerk by September 30 for credit on the upcoming Grand list.
Personal Property Declarations
Local businesses, such as plumbers & carpenters, farmers & shop owners, home offices & professional offices are required by state statute to file personal property declarations every year between October 1st and November 1st. Property to be declared includes furniture, fixtures, office equipment, computers, construction equipment, farm & lawn equipment, vending machines, unregistered motor vehicles, etc. Businesses owning personal property located in Washington, though based elsewhere, must also file. Failure to completely & accurately declare personal property by Nov. 1 carries a 25 percent penalty.
The Assessor's office will be mailing declaration forms to all businesses which have previously filed. For those who do not receive forms, declarations are available at the Assessor's office in Bryan Memorial Town Hall, or download a copy:
Personal Property Declaration
Unregistered Motor Vehicle Declaration
Farm Machinery Declaration
Please call 860-868-0398 for further information, or see Am I A Business?
Our Most Frequently Asked Question
- What is the mill rate?
For tax year 2013-2014, the mill rate is 11.75.
Mill Rate History
Grand List Date Net Total Change Tax Year Mill Rate Change October 1985 1986-1987 31.25 October 1986 1987-1988 31.25 0.0% October 1987 1988-1989 35.00 12.0% October 1988 1989-1990 39.00 11.4% October 1989 * $428,085,359 1990-1991 13.80 -64.6% October 1990 $434,123,586 1.4% 1991-1992 14.75 6.9% October 1991 $438,846,054 1.1% 1992-1993 15.10 2.4% October 1992 $449,779,440 2.5% 1993-1994 15.10 0.0% October 1993 $456,326,133 1.5% 1994-1995 15.30 1.3% October 1994 $466,636,988 2.3% 1995-1996 16.00 4.6% October 1995 $480,203,220 2.9% 1996-1997 16.50 3.1% October 1996 $486,372,150 1.3% 1997-1998 17.00 3.0% October 1997 $494,162,690 1.6% 1998-1999 17.50 2.9% October 1998 $503,834,790 2.0% 1999-2000 17.50 0.0% October 1999 * $578,447,420 14.8% 2000-2001 15.25 -12.9% October 2000 $589,690,720 1.9% 2001-2002 15.75 3.3% October 2001 $605,889,880 2.7% 2002-2003 15.75 0.0% October 2002 $620,740,760 2.5% 2003-2004 16.00 1.6% October 2003 * $912,541,180 47.0% 2004-2005 11.00 -31.3% October 2004 $932,023,030 2.1% 2005-2006 11.00 0.0% October 2005 $950,152,840 1.9% 2006-2007 12.00 9.1% October 2006 $966,752,170 1.7% 2007-2008 12.50 4.2% October 2007 $981,705,190 1.5% 2008-2009 13.00 4.0% October 2008 $1,250,524,800 27.4% 2009-2010 10.75 -17.30% October 2009 $1,243,701,770 -0.54 2010-2011 11 2.30% October 2010 $1,252,093,680 0.0067 2011-2012 11 0 October 2011 $1,254,868,260 0.0022 2012-2013 11.50 4.5% October 2012 $1,254,795,221 -0.000058 2013-2014 11.75 2.2%
Annual Reports:See the Town Annual Report for yearly reports on the activities of the Assessor.