Municipal Assessors

Municipal Assessor

Description

In Connecticut, the assessment of property is the exclusive function of municipal government. The local official principally responsible for this function is the assessor. Assessors are responsible for insuring that all assessments are properly and uniformly made and that the grand list is an accurate reflection of all taxable and tax exempt property in the municipality.

Sec. 7-100k. Appointment, qualifications and compensation of assessor or board of assessors. (a) Any town, consolidated town and city or consolidated town and borough may, by town or borough meeting vote, or, in those municipalities in which there is no such meeting, by a two-thirds majority of the members of the legislative body thereof, provide for the appointment of one or more but not more than five assessors. Any such municipality may establish the qualifications and compensation of such assessor or assessors, and may provide for the appointment by the assessor or board of assessors of clerical and other assistance within the limits of the appropriation therefor, provided, if there is more than one assessor, such assessors shall choose one of their number to be chairman of the board of assessors.

(b) Any assessor appointed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be sworn to the faithful performance of his or her duties by the clerk of the town.

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For Further Information, Please Contact:
Jennifer Gauthier at (860) 418-6342 or Jennifer.Gauthier@ct.gov