Filing for 10/1/2020 Grand List
Personal Property: All owners of tangible personal property are required by Connecticut General Statutes to file a listing of business personal property with the Assessor annually. Unregistered motor vehicles and vehicles registered out-of-state and garaged in New London must also be declared. Section 12-42 of the Connecticut General Statutes requires the Assessor to file a listing for those who fail to file or file late and add a 25% penalty to the listing. The deadline to file is November 1, 2020.
Veterans: An original or certified copy of the Honorable Discharge must be filed with the City Clerk to be eligible for a Veterans exemption pursuant to CGS § 12-81(19). The deadline to file discharge papers with the City Clerk is September 30, 2020.
Veterans claiming disability exemptions must submit proof from the Veterans Administration to the Assessor stating the percentage of disability in order to receive the proper exemption on the 2020 Grand List.
An Additional Veterans and Local Option exemption are also available for qualified Veterans who meet income requirements. Applications must be received in the Assessor’s office by October 1, 2020.
Totally Disabled and Blind Persons: Disabled persons seeking property tax exemption for the 2020 Grand List must file their SSA award letter with the Assessor’s office by October 1, 2020. This information has to be filed only once. Persons seeking a blind exemption on the 2020 Grand List must file their Certificate of Blindness from the State of Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind with the Assessor. This information has to be filed only once.
A Local Option exemption is available for qualified blind and disabled persons who meet the income requirements. Applications must be received by October 1, 2020.
Board of Assessment Appeals Notice of Meetings
2019 Grand List Year
The Board is scheduled to meet on the following dates:
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 9:00 am to hear Motor Vehicle Assessment Appeals only on the 2019 Grand List.
The Meeting will be held at 15 Masonic St. New London, CT. in the Finance Conference Room. Attendees must wear face masks.
Board of Assessment Appeals
2019 Grand List Year
September 10, 2020 at 9:00 am
15 Masonic St. New London, CT. Finance Conference Room
Call to Order
Review and acceptance of March 13, 2020 meeting
Hearings on 2019 Grand List Motor Vehicle Assessments
Deliberation and/or decision on MV hearings
Pursuant to CGS Section12-71(g) any unregistered vehicle or vehicle with out-of-state plates located within the city is taxable as personal property. If a vehicle has been discovered on your property that is not registered with the state of Connecticut DMV you will be required to fill out a personal property declaration form listing the vehicle's make, model, vin# and year so that it's value can be accurately assessed. If you no longer have this vehicle please provide the assessor's office with documentation regarding the vehicle's disposition and the date of disposal.
Effective Oct 1st 2008 - An assessment cap of $500 is allowed , pursuant to CGS Section 56 of PA 08-150 which amends subsection (b) of 12-71, for a "motor vehicle twenty years old or older which is being preserved because of historic interest and which is not altered or modified from the original manufacturer's specifications." Annual application stating that modifications have not been made to the older vehicle must be made by January 31st.
All address changes must be made in writing to the Assessor's office and contain an owner's signature. Address Change Form