The assessor’s job is to ensure that the city’s tax base is distributed fairly and accurately. This is done through the discovery, data collection and valuation of all property — real estate, business personal property and motor vehicle — on the grand list. Property is assessed at 70% of fair market value. The assessor’s office also administers the various exemption and tax relief programs related to property taxation.
COVID-19 Operating Status
The assessor's office is closed to the public until further notice. Staff members are in the office Monday through Thursday during regular business hours and are available by phone or email. City Hall is closed on Friday for cleaning until further notice. All documents required by our office can be emailed or inserted into the drop box at the Main Street entrance of City Hall. The Main Street entrance is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
2020 Personal Property Declarations will be mailed at the end of September with an Online Access Code to the online portal. We encourage all businesses to use the online filing as the office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The 2019 personal property assessment information is found in the online portal. All online Information is confidential. The deadline for filing is Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.
2020 Manufacturing and Machinery Exemption/Itemized Listing Form
2020 Declaration of Personal Property Camper Form
2020 Declaration of Personal Property Motor Vehicle Form (Out-of-State Registered and Unregistered Motor Vehicles)
Affidavit: Business Sold or Terminated/Closed/Bankruptcy or Moved (Out of West Haven)
What Is a Business? Am I a Business?
State Elderly and 100% Disabled Homeowners Tax Relief and Local Tax Freeze Program
Totally Disabled Tax Exemption Application
Veterans Exemptions Information
Disabled Individual Motor Vehicle Exemption Application
Renters Rebate Program
Board of Assessment Appeals Guidelines and Application
Board of Assessment Appeals Representative Form
Address Change Form (Real Estate and Business Personal Property)
Street Listing by Fire District
Renters Rebate Program
The assessor’s office has begun processing applications for the State of Connecticut Renters Rebate Program. The program is for Connecticut renters who are 65 and older or who are 18 and older and totally disabled through Social Security and must not have income exceeding certain limits. The maximum income levels are $37,000 for a single person and $45,100 for a married couple. For program eligibility, visit the state Office of Policy and Management website at OPM.
This year there has been a slight delay and change in normal procedures for the program due to the coronavirus pandemic. City Hall is open for limited business Monday through Thursday by appointment only and restricted to the first floor. City Hall is closed on Friday until further notice. Documentation for the Renters Rebate Program can be emailed, faxed or inserted into the drop box at the Main Street entrance of City Hall. The deadline is Oct. 1, 2020. Once we have received your supporting documentation for the program, we will process your application. Please include your phone number and mailing address so we can update our records. Documents can be emailed to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. To reach a staff member, call the office at 203-937-3515, ext. 1004, 1005 or 1007.