Assessor

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61 Echo Lake Road
Watertown, CT 06795
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Ph: 860.945.5235
Fax: 860.274.8130
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Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Benefit Programs & Exemptions

Blind Persons

Before October 1st of the assessment year

If you are blind and meet the criteria listed below, as of the assessment date, you will be eligible for a property tax exemption in the amount of $3000.

  • Be a Connecticut Resident
  • The record owner of the property
  • Proof of blindness according to the state’s definition
  • Physician’s note

Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowners

  • PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO APPLY FOR THE HOMEOWNERS PROGRAM OR THE ADDITIONAL VETERANS

  • PER THE EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 10 FOR THE 2020 GRANDLIST

NEW APPLICANTS, PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

February 1st – May 15th

* As the deadline approaches, we will have updates, but at this time no applications will be taken for Elderly and Totally Disabled Tax Relief due to COVID-19

If you or your spouse are at least 65 years of age, or totally disabled through social security and your income is not above the limits listed below, you will qualify for a tax break.

State Option Benefit:
Single Person: $37,600 income limit
Married Couple: $45,800 income limit

Local Option Benefit:
Single/Married: $45,000 income limit

What you need to apply:

  • Income Tax Return from the prior year (if filed)
  • 1099 Social Security Statements for yourself and your spouse
  • All 1099 statements from all income (if you do not file)
  • Proof of rental income
  • Lottery winnings 

Homeowner's questions and answer booklet

Request for Extension to file

Qualifying Incomes per OPM


Renter’s Rebate

April 1st – October 1st

If you or your spouse are at least 65 years of age, or totally disabled through social security and your income is not above the limits listed below, you will qualify for a monetary credit.

Single Person: $37,600 income limit

Married Couple: $45,800 income limit

To qualify you will need to provide the following proofs:

  • All proofs of income
  • Rent Receipts
  • Utility Receipts

For the entire prior year.


Totally Disabled Persons

Before October 1st of the assessment year

If you are totally disabled and meet the criteria listed below, as of the assessment date, you will be eligible for a property tax exemption, in the amount of $1000.00

  • Be a Connecticut Resident
  • The record owner of the property
  • Receiving permanent total disability benefits from Social Security Administration
  • Completed Application

Proof:

  • Social Security Disability Reward Letter
  • 1099 Social Security Statement

Veterans

See the Veteran’s Page