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Office of the Assessor

 

FINAL NOTICE FOR TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS

Assessor
John S Philip, CCMA II
860-343-6709
jphilip@townofdurhamct.org

Assistant Assessor
Lynn Riotte
860-343-6709
lriotte@townofdurhamct.org

Office Hours:
NOTE: Please call to confirm hours, as they are subject to change. We periodically do field inspections outside of the office.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (available 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00pm

Assessment Data On-Line

 

Senior Tax Info

2022 Notice to All Durham Senior Residents regarding Applications for State Elderly Homeowners and Totally Disabled Tax Relief program; the town of Durham Senior Tax Freeze and the Additional Veterans Programs.

 

Tax Relief Programs

Senior and/or Disabled
Veterans
Totally Disabled and/or Blind Persons

 

Revaluation

2020 Updated Revaluation Listing by location  

In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes, the Town of Durham has completed its 2020 revaluation of all real property for the October 1, 2020 Grand List. This revaluation will correspond to the tax bills due in July of 2021.

The Town’s last revaluation was completed in 2015. State laws require towns to recalculate market values every five years. A revaluation determines the fair market value of every property in town and equalizes the values of all properties for the purpose of a fair distribution of the tax burden.

Additional Revaluation Information

 

Commercial/Industrial Owners can Expect

Income/Expense Statements from Assessor Office


The Assessor’s office is mailing income and expense statements to owners of commercial and industrial real estate in April in preparation for the 2021 Grand List revaluation. Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 12-63c, these forms are mailed annually by April 15th and are due back to the assessor’s office by June 1st.

The assessor will use the information received to develop valuation methodology for commercial and industrial real estate assessments in the next revaluation. The income information requested is essentially rent, although miscellaneous income, such as laundry income in an apartment complex, may also be relevant. Business income, such as sales of manufactured goods or retail income, is not requested and is generally not relevant to the valuation of the real estate.
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Expense information requested includes utilities costs, insurance premiums, snow plowing, garbage collection, and legal and advertising expenses – all expenses necessary to support the rent for the real estate. Expense information requested does not include business expenses, such as retail employee salaries or inventory purchases – expenses that are not generally relevant to the valuation of the real estate.

CGS Sec.12-63c requires owners of rental real estate to submit this information or incur a 10% assessment penalty. Although owners of commercial property whose space is primarily owner-occupied may not be subject to the assessment penalty, to avoid future requests, the assessor’s office asks that such owners simply return the form with the “owner-occupied” box checked. Information received is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act and will be treated confidentially.
The assessor may grant a 30-day extension to owners who may have difficulty meeting the June 1st deadline. An extension request must be submitted in writing prior to May 1st.

 

Mill Rate 


Effective July 1, 2021:  35.56
Effective July 1, 2020:  35.78
Effective July 1, 2019:  35.89
Effective July 1, 2018:  36.50
Effective July 1, 2017:  37.58 for RE & PP and 32.00 For MV
                                                (reduced 11/21/2017 from 39.50)
Effective July 1, 2016:  35.31
Effective July 1, 2015:  33.74 *Revaluation Year
Effective July 1, 2014:  33.22
Effective July 1, 2013:  32.66
Effective July 1, 2012:  32.19
Effective July 1, 2011:  30.46
Effective July 1, 2010:  26.81 *Revaluation Year
Effective July 1, 2009:  26.20
Effective July 1, 2008:  26.25
Effective July 1, 2007:  26.25
Effective July 1, 2006:  26.25
Effective July 1, 2005:  38.00 *Revaluation Year

 

Motor Vehicle Assessments

Antique Motor Vehicle Assessments
Real and Personal Property, Supplemental Motor Vehicle Appeals Form
Motor Vehicle Appeals Form

 

Uniform Assessment Date


Is October 1st in Connecticut. Motor Vehicles registered on October 1st will generate a bill due July 1. Vehicles registered subsequent to October 1st. will be a supplement to the October 1st Grand List. Supplement tax bills are due January 1st.

 

Open Space Programs


Owners of land who wish to apply for Open Space classification for the first time may do so from September 1st through October 31st. Landowners who have previously filed are not required to reapply except where there has been a change in the classification of land or a change in ownership.