Property Values include not only real estate, but personal property
as well. Equity in real estate is maintained through a revaluation,
which occurs every five years. The majority of Personal property
consists of furniture, fixtures, equipment, computers, and manufacturing
equipment declared by commercial and industrial entities, although
other items, such as horses, and unregistered motor vehicles need be
declared as well. Motor vehicles are valued through the use of the
N.A.D.A. valuation guides, as mandated by state statutes.
If you have
personal property located within the municipal boundaries of the
Town of North Branford, you must file a Personal Property
Declaration. Personal Property is described as follows: Business machinery & equipment, computers & computer equipment, office furniture & fixtures,
unregistered motor vehicles, horses, farm tools & machinery, and other miscellaneous personal property. Real estate and registered motor vehicles need not be declared.
ALL declarations must be either returned or postmarked no later than November 1st in order to avoid a 25% penalty. Requests for an extension of up to 45 days is available for just cause. All accounts are subject to audit.
Declarations are available either on-line or in the Assessor’s Office. For more information, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 203 484-6013.
Property Tax Relief and Property Exemptions may include Elderly programs, Motor Vehicle exemptions, Farm and Forest land classifications, Tax Exempt organizations, and Veteran’s exemptions.
Farm and Forest Land
New applications for property owners claiming land as FARM or FOREST land must be
filed by October 31st
in order to qualify for PA490 for the Grand List. Applications are available below.
Forest Land Application form
Farm Land Application form
The Town of North
Branford completed its 2015 revaluation through Tyler
Technology/CLT, using Vision Appraisal’s software.
information on all properties in the Town of North Branford,
including details of the structures, land value and assessment,
please go to our online database - Click here.
The Grand List generates the greatest amount of revenue to the
town through the collection of tax. Other sources of income to
the town include various grants, building permit fees, copies, the
filing of documents, and Park and Rec. activity enrollments, to
name a few. The dollar amount of these various sources, plus the
revenue generated by the total net grand list, vs. the total town
budget is calculated to create the mill rate. A thorough analysis
of all the town expenditures and revenues is made by the Town
Council before it is scheduled for a town meeting. The taxpayers
of North Branford play a large role in this process, as we vote in
the budget, thus setting the mill rate.
Still have questions? For more information on any of the
categories listed above, please feel free to contact the Assessors’
office Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm at