Property Tax Assessments

Property taxes are due quarterly on August 1st, November 1st, February 1st, and May 1st.

Property is assessed for local tax purposes at its full and fair cash value, as of January 1st of each year. Every three years, every community's assessments must be reviewed by the State Commissioner of Revenue and certified as meeting legal standards. The next reviews are scheduled for: FY2014 and FY2017.

Items subject to personal property taxation include boats, livestock, business machinery, and unregistered motor vehicles. There is no tax on household goods. Taxpayers may appeal a real or personal property assessment by filing an abatement form with the board prior to February 1st of the year in question, or 30 days from the mailing of the first tax bill. An abatement form may be obtained from the Board of Assessor's office at the Town Hall.