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The Assessors Department is responsible for compiling the Grand List, values all property including real estate, motor vehicles, and personal property. Additionally the office assists the public with tax exempt programs and providing information on building land maps and ownership of properties in town
Grand List Information
Mill Rate is 30.4 Mill
Each town in Connecticut is required by law to revalue all real estate at least once every 5 years. East Granby's last revaluation was completed on 10/1/2013.
During the revaluation, the market value of each property is estimated. Then 70 percent is the assessment assigned to each property. Property taxes are computed by multiplying the mill rate by the assessment.
Motor Vehicle Tax Information
Motor vehicle values are obtained from the Nada guide book.
To cancel a motor vehicle from the tax list, you should return plates to the DMV then bring in a copy of the plate return receipt to the Assessors Department. We can then delete it from the Grand List and give any credit due.
Anyone conducting business in the Town of East Granby is required to file a Personal Property Declaration for the October 1 Grand List.
Top Ten Taxpayers 2014
United Illuminating $10,088,430
MB Aerospace $ 9,622,280
Paines $ 6,771,599
Barnes Group $ 6,662,493
BDL $ 6,361,800
Griffin Land $ 4,686,400
Turkey Hill of East Granby $ 4,671,500
Board of Assessment Appeals
The Board of Assessment Appeals meets in March of every year to hear real estate, personal property and motor vehicle assessment appeals. Applications are available in the Assessors office and must be submitted by February 20th.
Motor vehicle appeals are in September, no appointment is necessary. Please contact the Assessors Department for details.
Taxes on these vehicles should be paid when due to avoid interest penalty.
To receive a new registration decal, you must come to the office in person with an up to date FAA Certification. Please call for an appointment.
Public Act 490: Farm, Forest, and Open Space
Farms and open space: Application must be filed with the Assessor between September 1st and October 31st.
Farm equipment exemption must be notorized and filed by October 31st.
Forest: 25 acres or more, certified by a state forester and filed bewtween September 1st and October 31st.
There are tax exemptions possible on Real Estate or Motor Vehicles for honorably discharged veterans of all ages and branches of service. Their time of service needs to include a specific period of war or conflict, regardless of whether they served in combat or not. Discharge papers need to be filed in the Town Hall. The Assessor can help replace the original discharge if it has been lost or misplaced.
Additionally, a VA disability rating of 10% or more warrants a higher exemption. The rating document from the VA needs to be filed.
There is also a Motor Vehicle exemption for persons in active service in all branches.
No veteran or person in active service should assume that he/she is not eligible. Call the Assessors Office to learn more.
Elderly and Totally Disabled
Programs availabe to allow a credit off real estate taxes to certain elderly or totally disabled homeowners who are legal residents of the Town of East Granby.
Filing date between February 1st and May 15th annually.
Call for details and income requirements.