Assessor

Contacts

Address

9 Center Street
P.O. Box 1858
East Granby, CT 06026

Phone: 860.653.2852

Fax: 860.653.4017

Hours

Mon-Thurs: 8AM to 4PM

Closed Noon to 1PM for Lunch

Fri: 8AM to 1PM

Town of East Granby, CT

VISION Assessor Property Database

2015 Assessor Maps

Description

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for discovering, listing, and valuing all real estate, motor vehicles, and personal property for the annual Grand List. The office also assists the public with tax exempt programs; and provides information on buildings, land maps, and property ownership in Town.

Grand List Information

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 10/1/2018. 

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.

2019 GRAND LIST INFORMATION

Each town in Connecticut is required by law to revalue all real estate at least once every five years. East Granby’s last on-site, physical revaluation was completed on October 1, 2018. An update of the Grand List was completed on October 1, 2019.

During the revaluation, the market value of each property is estimated. Then per State Statute, seventy percent is the assessment assigned to each property. Property taxes are computed by multiplying the mill rate by the assessment.

Assessor Mary Ellen Brown has certified the 2019 Grand List listed below as of January 30, 2020. The town’s Grand List is the sum of the values of all taxable properties in town which include motor vehicles, business personal property and real estate. The following Grand List has values as of October 1, 2019. This year’s Grand List is essentially flat to the October 1, 2018 Grand List.

Grand List                 October 2018             October 2019             Difference        %

Real Estate                $471,839,790              $473,288,490              + $1,448,700   + 0.3%

Motor Vehicles          $  65,911,082             $  64,924,567              –  $   986,515   – 1.5%

Personal Property     $  69,675,092              $  69,084,130              –  $   590,962   – 0.85

Total                           $607,425,964              $607,297,187              –  $   128,777   – 0.02

2019 Top 10 Taxpayers in East Granby

Property valuations as of 10/01/2019

RSCC – $27,740,910
Galasso – $26,849,560
CL& P – $21,415,660
MB Aerospace – $13,078,120
United Illuminating – $8,906,560
Nufern Coherent – $8,894,360
Barnes Group – $8,717,330
Paines – $7,794,596
EAN Holdings – $7,653,580
BDL Associates
– $6,573,000

2018 Mill Rates

Real Estate & Personal Property—32.8 mills
Motor Vehicles—32.8 mills

Motor Vehicle Tax Information

In Connecticut all bills are as of October 1st.  Motor vehicle values are obtained from the Nada guide book.

To remove or prorate a motor vehicle on a tax list, you must provide two forms of proof to the Assessor’s Office. One of these proofs must address the disposition of the plate, either by cancellation at the DMV, or transfer to another vehicle. Second acceptable proofs are a bill of sale, transfer of title, out of state registration, police report, trade-in document, junkyard receipt, or insurance document indicating cancellation and why. All documents must clearly identify the vehicle, including the vin number.

Personal Property

Anyone conducting business in the Town of East Granby is required to file a Personal Property Declaration for the October 1 Grand List. Declarations are due November 1 annually with the Assessor.

2019 Top 10 Taxpayers in East Granby

Property valuations as of 10/01/2019

RSCC – $27,740,910
Galasso – $26,849,560
CL& P – $21,415,660
MB Aerospace – $13,078,120
United Illuminating – $8,906,560
Nufern Coherent – $8,894,360
Barnes Group – $8,717,330
Paines – $7,794,596
EAN Holdings – $7,653,580
BDL Associates
– $6,573,000

Airplane Registrations

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 notarized and filed by October 31st.

Forest: 25 acres or more, certified by a state forester and filed between September 1st and October 31st.

Veterans

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 with the Town Clerk. 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 State of Ct. has increased the exemption for those with this VA disability rating.  The rating document from the VA needs to be filed with the Assessor.

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 Tax Relief

The State of Connecticut and the Town of East Granby have programs that provide tax relief for elderly and totally disabled homeowners on their real estate taxes. These programs are age and income based.

The filing period is February 1st to May 15th annually.

Call for details and income requirements.