Property owners can schedule an informal hearing with eQuality Valuation Services to review their recent state-mandated revaluation. Appointments are available to December 3, 2018, and can be made by calling 1-800-509-9709 at any time. The formal appeals process is detailed below.
The Board of Assessement Appeals is responsible for real property and motor vehicle assessment appeals.
The Board of Assessment Appeals determines whether adjustments on assessments under appeal are warranted. The Board hears appeals on motor vehicle assessments in September, and hears appeals on business personal property, supplemental motor vehicles, and real estate assessments in March. By law, appellants must submit a written application to the Board of Assessment Appeals on or before February 20th in order to appeal. The application form for a petition for appeal will be available for download, and will also be available in the Assessor’s Office as of February 1st. The Board will inform petitioners of their hearing date and time by mail. Click here to download the BAA application form.
Automobile assessments, by law, are based on average retail values which are derived from the October issue of the NADA price guides. Vehicles are not appraised according to individual condition, mileage or specific features of a given vehicle, and the Assessor cannot change an assessment.
You may be entitled to an adjustment if the vehicle for which you are currently being taxed has been sold, totaled, stolen or removed and now registered in another state (and has not been replaced by another vehicle) during the time from October 1st through August 31st . The adjustment is not automatic. The taxpayer must provide proof to the Assessor’s Office, pursuant to Connecticut State Statute Section 12071c Subsection (b), that the vehicle was sold, totaled, stolen or removed and now registered in another state.
Documentation must be official and specific, stating make, model, year, the vehicle identification number and the date of occurrence.
VEHICLE TOTALLY DEMOLISHED
(a) Copy of the accident report stating the vehicle was totaled.
(b) A letter from the junk dealer to whom this vehicle was sold.
VEHICLE REMOVED AND REGISTERED IN ANOTHER STATE
LIVED IN CONNECTICUT BUT NOT IN CHESHIRE ON OCTOBER 1
NOTE: If bill was paid and adjustments are made based on submitted proof, a rebate of taxes paid will be made, upon written request.