On behalf of the Town of Stonington, we would like to welcome you to our community. We would also like to make you aware of programs that are available to you. If you feel you qualify for any of the following programs. please contact the Assessor's Office at (860) 535-5098.
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- Veterans: If you are a veteran of any war period so declared in the Connecticut General Statutes, you may be entitled to an exemption. You must provide an original or certified copy of your Honorable Discharge or similar document to the Stonington Town Clerk. The dates of eligibility change often, so contact the Assessor’s office to make sure you qualify.
- Active Duty Veterans and Active Duty National Guard: If you have 90 days or more cumulative service during a designated war period you may be entitled to an exemption. You must provide a letter stating active duty status, filed annually by September 30th with the Town Clerk. If you have a vehicle you may also be entitled to an exemption of that vehicle.
- Disabled Veterans: Veterans claiming disability exemptions must submit proof from the Veterans’ Administration to the Assessor during the assessment period stating the percentage of disability in order to receive the proper amount of exemption. A subsequent filing is required only when there is a change in the percentage of disability.
- Disabled Veterans Aged 65 or Older: If you qualify for a veteran’s disability exemption and you are over 65, the exemption may be increased to the equivalent of a 100% disability rating. If you qualify, provide us proof of age.
- Totally Disabled: Under certain circumstances, residents who are receiving permanent disability benefits under the Federal Old Age Survivors and Disability Insurance Program or certain other qualifying programs may be entitled to receive a $1000 property exemption upon submission of qualifying proof to the Assessor.
- Blind: If you or your spouse is legally blind you may be entitled to an exemption.
- Elderly or Disabled Exemption Programs: If you are a resident and the owner of the property and you or your spouse is over 65 or considered to be permanently disabled, you may be eligible for a reduction in taxes. This program has certain income requirements. Contact the Assessor’s office if you believe you may qualify.
- Handicapped Equipped Vehicles: Under Stonington Town Ordinances, local exemptions are available to owners of certain private vehicles equipped for transportation of the handicapped. Details are available from the Assessor.
All of the above programs may decrease your tax bill if you apply and qualify for them.
Linda Camelio, Tax Collector