PURSUANT TO CONNECTICUT STATUTE 12-42 , any business owning or leasing personal property within the Town of Cheshire must file their Declaration with the Assessor's Office no later than Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
A twenty-five (25) percent penalty must be imposed on any business that does not file by November 1st or files without a signature by the business owner or authorized agent.
The following should be reported: machinery and equipment, office furniture and fixtures, computers and computer equipment, vending machines, copiers, non-registered motor vehicles, horses, farm machinery and all other taxable personal property located within the Town of Cheshire.
All farmers who derive at least $15,000 in gross sales from farming may make application to the Assessor for exemption of farm machinery, horses, or ponies which are exclusively used in farming. Exemptions will NOT be granted to those not filing an application.
Declaration forms have been mailed by the Assessor's Office to local businesses. If you did not receive one, but own taxable business personal property within the Town of Cheshire, please contact the Assessor's Office at 203-271-6620. Declaration forms will also be available on the Town of Cheshire Web Site at under Taxes and Assessments. This form cannot be submitted electronically.


- Veterans who have not filed their original DD214 papers or a certified copy with the Town Clerk must do so before October 12023 if they wish to be eligible for the military exemption. The veteran’s exemption is for specified periods of service with the armed forces.

Disabled veterans should submit their service-connected disability rating from the Veterans Administration to the Assessor’s office by October 1, 2023. These veterans are eligible for a reduction in the assessed value of their property depending upon their degree of disability.


ADDITIONAL VETERANS AND LOCAL VETERANS EXEMPTION- The additional veteran’s and local veteran’s exemptions are available to qualified veterans who meet certain income requirements. The deadline for filing applications is October 1, 2023. Applicants must meet an income requirement of not more than $49,100 if married and $40,300 if single to qualify for the State of Connecticut Additional Veteran’s Program. The Town income limits for the Town of Cheshire Local Option Additional Veterans Exemption is $74,700 for single persons and $80,000 for married couples.  Income includes adjusted gross income plus any other income, including Social Security benefits.   Income is based upon the 2022 calendar year. 
Please remember that 2022 Federal Tax Return, proof of all income, including Social Security benefits (Form SSA-1099) for the 2022 calendar year must be submitted by OCTOBER 1, 2023 or the application cannot be processed.



The Cheshire Assessor’s Office is responsible for:

  • Appraisal of all Cheshire real and personal property for the Grand List, which is a listing of total assessed values for all taxable real and personal property located within Cheshire as of  October 1st of each year.  Assessments are computed at 70% of the estimated market value of real property at the time of the last general revaluation and 70% of the annual appraisal for motor vehicles.

  • Tax exempt organizations please follow the appropriate link to the M3 application which is due on or before November 1st. (M3 and M3 with housing.)

  • General revaluation of real property every five years as required by the State of Connecticut. The next revaluation update is scheduled for 2023.

  • Annual revaluation of all commercial personal property (furniture, fixtures, equipment, and machinery).  The 2023 Declaration of Personal Property filing forms will be available here, and must be completed and returned to the Assessor's office by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday,  November 1, 2023.

  • Maintenance of records on the ownership of properties, current zoning classification, lot maps, gross and net valuation, and personal exemptions.  This office is an excellent place to start when you are doing research on ownership of property.

    The Board of Assessment Appeals is responsible for real property and motor vehicle assessment appeals.

Contact Us


  • 84 S Main St.
  • Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Telephone: 203 271-6620
  • Fax: 203 271-6615
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