The Assessor is charged with the responsibility of valuing and placing assessments upon all Real Estate and Taxable Personal Property located in the Town of Bolton. In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes, the real estate and personal property assessments are compiled in a list known as the Grand List. The completed Grand List is filed with the Town Clerk each year and is used in the process of establishing a mill rate for the fiscal year.
Renter's Rebate Program
The Assessor’s Office is accepting applications for the 2022 Renters’ Rebate Program.
If you are new to the Renters' program, please call us to see you if you qualify.
Below is a list of information that is required in order to process your application. This is a State program that the Town administers. Please note that if you do not provide these documents your application cannot be processed.
- Social Security 1099 form for 2021
- 1099 forms for pensions, dividends, interest and etc. for 2021
- Employment information (W-2 forms)
- 2021 Taxes- complete copy required if you file taxes
- SSI (if applicable) letter from Social Security stating the full amount received from January –December 2021
- Proof of all rental payments in 2021 (January – December 2021) in the form of canceled checks, rent receipts or letter/ledger from landlord.
- Proof of utilities paid in 2021 (January – December 2021). Please contact the utility company to receive an itemized report of what was actually paid. Qualifying utility expenses include electric, gas, oil, propane, kerosene, and water.
If you have any questions or for more information, please contact the assessor’s office at 860-649-8066 ext. 6102.
Veterans of any declared war period having not previously filed for a veteran’s property exemption in the Town of Bolton must provide an original or certified copy of their Honorable Discharge to the Town Clerk by September 30 to be eligible for a minimum exemption of $4,500 deducted from the assessed value of real estate or a motor vehicle. Each current active duty member of the United States armed forces (including reserves and National Guard) is also eligible for the exemption from taxes of one motor vehicle upon application and may also provide a copy of current orders or a notarized statement to establish the claim for the exemption in the amount of $4,500 assessment benefit.
Veterans with VA disability ratings must submit proof of the rating to the Assessor for an increased exemption benefit. Proof need be supplied once, unless the rating is changed. Disabled veterans age 65 or older are entitled to an exemption equal to that of a 100% disabled veteran upon providing proof of age to the Assessor.
Totally disabled or blind property owners are eligible for a property exemption by filing their proof of total disability or blindness with the Assessor’s Office.
Application for the Totally Disabled Exemption Program
Motor Vehicle specially-adapted for persons with disabilities - The Town of Bolton has an ordinance exempting certain vehicles specially adapted for persons with disabilities. The vehicle must be registered in Bolton and not be used to transport persons for a fee.
Agricultural Program and PA 490
Farmers: Applications for an exemption of up to $100,000 on the assessed value of farm equipment must be filed with the Assessor by November 1st. A farming operation is defined as an active agricultural concern from which is derived at least $15,000 in gross sales, or which incurs at least $15,000 in expenses related to such farming operation during the previous calendar year. There is also a $1,000 exemption on the assessed value of each horse or pony owned but not used in a farming operation. Applications for these exemptions must be filed along with the annual Personal Property declaration on or before November 1st. Additional exemptions are available by application for qualified farm buildings also.
Farm, Forest or Open Space Use Classification: New owners of real estate qualified as farm or forest land must make application for the designation as such to the Assessor between September 1 and October 31 to be applicable on the current October 1 Grand List, which will be billed next July. Owners currently receiving the benefit who have changed title or use of property must file an updated application.
Application for the Tax Abatement of Dairy Farms
Application for $100,000 Exemption for Buildings Used in Farming
Application for Classification of Land as Farm Land
Application for Classification of Land as Forest Land
Directory of Certified Forest Practitioners