The Town Assessor’s Office administers the Town’s property tax program in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. On an annual basis, the Assessor’s Office compiles the Grand List of taxable and tax exempt property. This listing is composed of real estate, motor vehicles, and personal property owned or leased by town businesses.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Assessor’s Office, like the rest of Town Hall, is closed to all public-facing services until further notice. Many of our services are available online via the links below.
**We are making appointments for essential services only**
The best way to reach us is by email. (See link, above right.)
However, if you wish to talk with someone directly and you do not have email, you may call the Assessor’s Office main number at 860-429-3311 and leave your name, number, and a brief message. We are working remotely and receive all voice messages via email audio file. You must leave a message if you want to talk with us.
As a courtesy, please do not call other departments looking for us; they cannot help you reach us any quicker.
Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.
Be well, and stay safe.
For recent SALES INFORMATION, click HERE.
Online Property Information
For an informal look up of property information please use our online Geographic Information System. Please use the Chrome Browser to access Main Street Maps. Once you have found a property on the map, you will be able to access the most recent property record card by clicking on "PDF Property Card" from the list to the far left of the screen.
Upcoming Tax Bills
The Mill Rate for the 2019 Grand List is the same as last year, 31.38.
The July 2020 Tax Bills will be based on the 2019 Grand List (covering the assessment year October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020), and are paid during the fiscal year running from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Taxes are due without penalty by Monday, August 3, 2020*. If you do not receive a tax bill on your property or motor vehicle by July 15, 2020 please call 860-429-3374.
* Please see the Tax/Revenue Collections web page for information regarding Deferment Program for July 2020 Taxes.
Adjustments to your motor vehicle tax bills may only be made with two proofs of disposal. (see Motor Vehicle Tax Bills Q&A). Active Duty Veterans must annually submit their active duty orders or a Property Tax Exemption Application signed by their commander to the Assessor’s Office in order to receive Motor Vehicle benefits.
Elderly & Disabled Homeowners & Low Income Veterans
Biennial filing period for Elderly & Disabled Homeowners is February 1 - May 15 and is based on income qualifications*. For information on the Homeowner’s Program application process, particularly as it relates to this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, please Click HERE.
Biennial filing period for Low Income Veterans is February 1 - October 1 for the upcoming grand list year (i.e., October 1, 2020). For additional information, please Click HERE. For a printable application please Click HERE.
* Income qualifications for both programs for the 2019 calendar year are: $37,000 Unmarried and $45,100 Married.
Board of Assessment Appeals
In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes 12-111, the Mansfield Board of Assessment Appeals are scheduled to hold their Motor Vehicle Hearings on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Assuming social distancing guidelines have eased somewhat by then, the Hearings will be held at the Assessor’s Office, Audrey P. Beck Building (Town Hall), 4 South Eagleville Road, Storrs.
The purpose of these meetings is to hear appeals on assessments for the October 1, 2019 Motor Vehicle Grand List only. Please Note: An appointment is NOT required for the September Hearings, but is strongly recommended in order to avoid waiting in line. Appeal forms are now available online, or at the Assessor’s Office. For more information please email: Assessor@mansfieldct.org.
Income & Expense Forms
Income & Expense Forms were recently mailed to owners of rental properties. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the return date has been extended to Aug. 15, 2020. Should you need additional forms, or if you didn’t receive yours in the mail, please click here
Defective Concrete and Crumbling Foundations Information Update
Mansfield is one of about twenty plus municipalities in Northeastern Connecticut known to have properties built using defective concrete in building foundations. Legislation has recently passed allowing owners of properties built in 1983 or later, who have been impacted by defective concrete, to receive a reduced property assessment. You must, however, have a licensed, professional engineer inspect your property and provide you with a written report indicating that your property has defective concrete. A copy of the engineer’s report must be submitted to the Assessor’s Office, and the assessment staff must also inspect your property. For more information about the process of receiving a reduced assessment, please contact our office by phone: (860)429-3311 or email: email@example.com.
Below are links to important information.
Below are helpful links regarding the process to claim a casualty loss with the IRS. Disclaimer: the Town cannot provide any specific recommendations or assistance regarding this matter:
IRS Revenue Procedure 2017-60: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-17-60.pdf
IRS Revenue Procedure 2018-14: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-18-14.pdf
Please see the following sections of the Connecticut General Code if you have questions about the particulars of what is due and when:
Sec. 12-71. Personal property subject to property tax.
Sec. 12-42. Extension for filing declaration. Assessor preparation of declaration when none filed.
2019 Revaluation Update
See the 2019 Revaluation update.Link to page
Board of Assessment Appeals
Board of Assessment AppealsLink to page
Defective Concrete & Crumbling Foundations
Mansfield is one of about twenty plus municipalities in Northeastern Connecticut known to have properties built using defective concrete in building foundations.Link to page
Grand List Documents
Check out Grand List sales informationLink to page
Handbook for Board of Assessment Appeals
Peruse the Handbook for Connecticut Board of Assessment Appeals.Link to page
Veterans who served in the military during a time of war, and own a property or cars in the Town of Mansfield, may file their military discharges with the Town Clerk's office in order to receive tax exemptions.Link to page
Ordering Copies of DD214s
Learn how to order duplicate copies of DD2114s.Link to page
Rule for Exemptions
Learn about the rules and regulations for tax exemptions for veterans.Link to page
Tax Exemptions for Veterans
Veterans must present their original DD214 discharge paper to the Town Clerk prior to October 1 in order to have the veteran's exemption applied to their tax bill for the following year.Link to page
If a vehicle has been disposed of, sold, junked, or traded, and the plates have been cancelled with the Department of Motor Vehicles, signed proof (with manner of disposal) must be sent to the Assessor's Office.Link to page
Motor Vehicle Standard Forms of Documentation
Review motor vehicle standard forms of documentation.Link to page
Personal Property Declarations
Find personal property declarations.Link to page
Review personal property information.Link to page
Tax, Sale & Mill Rates
The Town Assessor's Office administers the Town's property tax program in accordance with Connecticut General StatutesLink to page
Assessor's Legal Notice to TaxpayersLink to page
Connecticut Farm Bureau AssociationLink to page
Application Period of Elderly Homeowners-Covid 19Link to page