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 Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

            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 under Taxes and Assessments.
This form cannot be submitted electronically.


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 2022 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 Tuesday,  November 1, 2022.

  • 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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