Personal Property

Personal Property used in businesses, such as furniture, fixtures, equipment, expensed supplies, machinery, computers, cables, conduits, pipes, leasehold improvements, horses, etc. must be listed with the cost and date acquired; inventory is not taxable. Fully completed Personal Property Declaration forms are required annually and are due to the Assessor's Office by November 1st.

Personal Property Declaration Forms

Personal Property Declarations are due to the Assessor by November 1st every year. The Assessor may grant an extension upon receipt of a written request no later than November 1st. Connecticut law imposes a 25 percent penalty assessment for not filing a declaration, or if the declaration is not signed, property is omitted or a declaration is filed after November 1st.  Please include account numbers on all declarations. 

Personal Property Assessment Appeals

Appeals may be made to the Board of Assessment Appeals by February 20th (please confirm annually as due dates may vary depending on holidays).

Business owners should first speak with the Assessor's office prior to filing a formal appeal to correct any errors or misinformation.

Forms:

If You Are Moving Out Of Town Or Closing a Business:

If you are moving, please fill out the affidavit on the lower portion of page one of any personal property form as soon as possible and return to the Assessor.  You must also complete the Trade Name step below.   

If you are closing a business, there are three steps:

  • Contact the Assessor in writing stating that you are dissolving your business, including the date of dissolution.  We can receive this in the form of a letter or on the designated box on the front page of the Personal Property Declaration.
     
  • If you have registered your business with the Secretary of State, you must contact them to dissolve your business.  If you have not registered with the Secretary of State, please supply one of the following: 
    • Letter from accountant or financial institution stating the date you closed or moved to your new location.
    • Letter from past landlord when you moved or copy of new lease of where your business is located now. 
    • Copies of tax returns from the years you were not in business. 
       
  • Trade Name
    • Please go to the Town Clerk's office to check if you have opened a trade name.  You will need to fill out the appropriate form that is available in their office and bring a copy to the Assessor's Office.