The Assessor’s Office maintains records of each parcel of real estate, motor vehicle and business in Southbury. The main function of the Assessor’s Office is to prepare and perfect the Grand List.
- The Grand List is comprised of all taxable and tax exempt properties, real, personal and motor vehicles.
- The real estate list is adjusted for new construction, additions and alterations. Owner’s names and exemptions are maintained and updated.
- The Motor Vehicle Department sends lists to us twice each year. Motor vehicle identification numbers are matched to the average retail values as supplied by the National Automobile Dealers Association.
- The Personal Property List is comprised of business equipment. The business owners prior to November 1 declare this equipment, each year.
After the Grand List is signed, the Board of Assessment Appeals conducts hearings and adjusts values.
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for certain State mandated reporting requirements.
The office administers exemption programs and assistance programs offered by the State of Connecticut and the Town of Southbury.