501 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488
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Property Tax Relief for Southbury Seniors and Totally Disabled
Update: If your income including Social Security is less than $52,900 for 2016, please contact the Assessor's office to determine your eligibility for a tax credit.
The town of Southbury has two programs which offer substantial property tax relief for qualifying seniors and totally disabled:
State-funded “Circuit Breaker” program: Provides property tax reductions of up to $1,250 for qualified homeowners and up to $900 for qualified renters who are age 65 or older and the totally disabled of any age. The qualifying income limits for the state program in 2016 is $42,900 for married couples and $35,200 for single individuals.
Local-funded “Circuit Breaker Match” program: Provides additional property tax reduction from a minimum of $300 to a maximum of $1,875 to homeowners who are age 65 and older and the totally disabled. The qualifying income limit for the local program in 2016 is $52,900 for both married couples and single individuals. The income limits for both the state and local programs are adjusted annually for social security increases.
- In Southbury more than 20% of all senior households receive tax reductions through these programs.
- Qualified homeowners receive lower property tax bills from the town while eligible renters get a check directly from the state.
- The enrollment period for homeowners begins Feb 1st and ends on May 15, 2017. Renter enrollment begins on May 16th and ends Sept. 15th.
If you are a homeowner, please print, complete, and return the program form to the Assessor's Office at 501 Main Street South.
If you are a renter, please contact the Senior Center at (203) 262-0651.