• Tall ships docked at Fort Trumbull during OpSail 2012.

  • The Coast Guard Barque Eagle docked at its home port in New London.

  • The Thames Base Ball Club of New London plays vintage ball at Fort Trumbull.

  • Crowds enjoy the surf and Summer sun at Ocean Beach Park.

  • Art lovers enjoy work at the annual Salon des Independants at Hygienic Galleries.

  • A fish-eye's view of the majestically renovated Garde Arts Theater.

  • A community parade passes City Hall on State Street.

  • A bustling Waterfront Park during SailFest.

  • A lone tug passes Harbor Light on a foggy day on the Thames River.

  • The Reducers rock the boardwalk at Ocean Beach.


New London City Hall
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

PHONE (860) 447-5200
HOURS Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Current Notices




Personal Property:       In accordance with Sections 12-41 through 12-43 of the Connecticut General Statutes, all owners of tangible personal property located within the City of New London on the assessment date of October 1, 2022 shall make a declaration of the same to the Assessor on a prescribed form, no later than November 1, 2022. 

All persons who had personal property on the October 1, 2021 grand list will be mailed the necessary declaration forms by mid-September.  All others may obtain the same at the office of the Assessor, 15 Masonic St, New London, CT. 06320, on the City’s web site:

http://newlondonct.org/content/7429/7431/7445/7441/20199.aspx., or have them mailed by calling (860) 447-5216.

Failure to File:     In accordance with CGS Section 12-42, the Assessor is required to file a listing for those who fail or file late and shall be subject to a penalty equal to twenty five percent (25%) of the assessment of such property.

The annual declaration of tangible personal property owned by such person on the assessment date shall include, but is not limited to the following property: non-registered vehicles, including vehicles registered in another state; campers owned but not registered; horses + ponies; commercial fishing apparatus; commercial furniture + fixtures; machinery and equipment (including computer equipment); construction machinery, equipment + tools; average supplies  and all other goods not previously mentioned.

Notice to Veterans, Active-Duty Servicemen, 100% Totally Disabled and/or Blind persons:


  • Connecticut residents eligible for Veteran exemptions must file proof of wartime service (DD214 – Honorable Discharge) with the City Clerk prior to the assessment date of October 1st in order to receive the exemption.Veterans claiming the disability exemption must submit proof from the Veterans Administration to the Assessor.
  • Additional veteran’s exemptions are also available based on statutory requirements and income limitations. Filing for those is biennial, between February 1 and October 1, 2022.
  • Servicepersons who are on military assignment to Connecticut but maintain a legal residence in another State must make affidavit for exemption of their vehicles.
  • Any CT serviceperson, including activated member of the CT National Guard may make application to exempt one vehicle per year during their service period.
  • 100% Disabled persons who have not yet done so, must file their SSA Award letter with the Assessor.
  • Blind persons who have not yet done so, must file their Certificate of Blindness from the State of Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind with the Assessor.
  • Those persons who have a vehicle that has been retrofitted to transport a handicapped person may also apply for exemption in the Assessors office.
  • Property owners seeking first-time classification of land under section 12-107c (farm) or 12-107d (forest) must make application to the Assessor on or before October 31st.

Dated at New London, CT. this 22nd day of September, 2022

Donna L. Ralston, CCMA II



Assessor institutes digital tool for easy, public access to information about every property in City

NEW LONDON – Residents of the City, those who hope to become residents, and developers seeking to be part of the City’s resurgence following the COVID-19 pandemic now have a convenient online tool to learn everything about any property that interests them.

The City’s Geographical Information System, called MAPGEO, is created and provided by Applied Geographics – a leading provider of municipal mapping software for cities and towns all over Connecticut.  It is an online tool that provides information about every property in New London. The system is now available as a base map and over time other departments can add their layers, according to City Assessor Donna Ralston.

“The Fire department can add the locations of hydrants and all the other departments can add their data -- Police, Water, Planning, Wetlands – for everyone to see by going to the “Themes” tab after that data is entered,” Ralston said. “We can add historic districts, enterprise zones and properties that are listed as Brown Fields. It’s an amazing planning tool.”

Ralston said she is still making some tweaks to the system, but the basics are functional. The GIS maps can be accessed here

Users can search by address, click on the parcel and see the following information: owner’s name, last sale date, value, zone, lot size, property ID number, volume and page of the deed in City Hall records and more.  There is also a link to the Vision Government Solution property record card.

Ralston said the tool will be especially handy for property owners when they need to notify neighbors who live within 200 feet, as may be required by the Building, Planning, Zoning Departments, in advance of a zoning appeal or work to be done on their property.

“We will eventually keep track of all property sales, as well,” Ralston said. “And it can be a great tool for the revaluation that’s coming up in 2023 so that the team can make sure they have every single parcel covered.”


Income and Expense Report Filing

Owners of Commercial Real Estate and/or Rental Properties (5+ units) are required to file annual Income and Expense Reports. The deadline to file the form with the Assessor’s Office is: BY June 1st annually.  Failure to file by June 1st will result in a 10% assessment penalty. Please direct any questions to the Assessor’s Office at (860) 447-5216.

2022 Filing:

  • The 2021 Income and Expense Forms are due to the Assessor on or before Town Hall close at 4:00 PM June 1, 2022. 
  • Postmarks are not accepted.

Forms are available to print and download or you may stop in the Assessor’s Office M-F 8:30AM--4:00PM to obtain a copy. 

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, 2021.

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 2021 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, 2021.

Totally Disabled and Blind Persons: Disabled persons seeking property tax exemption for the 2021 Grand List must file their SSA award letter with the Assessor’s office by October 1, 2021. This information has to be filed only once. Persons seeking a blind exemption on the 2021 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.



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