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    Residential Exemptions

    “City Wide” Assessment Deferral Program
    A five-year exemption is available for qualifying rehabilitated properties and qualifying new construction.   The increase in assessment attributable to the rehabilitation or construction must be at least 35%.  The exemption schedule is as follows:


    First Year

    No increase in assessment

    Second Year

    Increase Deferred at 80%

    Third Year

    Increase Deferred at 60%

    Fourth Year

    Increase Deferred at 40%

    Fifth Year

    Increase Deferred at 20%

    The Increase in Assessment is fully phased in at the end of the fifth year. 
    Interested owners should contact program manager at (203) 946-7810 or download the following information packet for more details → Tax Assessment Deferral Program Information and Application.

    “Enterprise Zone” Assessment Deferral Program
    A seven-year exemption is available for qualifying rehabilitated properties and qualifying new construction located in New Haven’s Designated Enterprise zone.  The exemption schedule is as follows:


    First Year

    No increase in assessment

    Second Year

    No increase in assessment

    Third Year

    Increase Deferred at 50%

    Fourth Year

    Increase Deferred at 40%

    Fifth Year

    Increase Deferred at 30%

    Sixth Year

    Increase Deferred at 20%

    Seventh Year

    Increase Deferred at 10%

    The Increase in Assessment is fully phased in at the end of the seventh year. 
    Interested owners should contact program manager at (203) 946-7810 or download the following information packet for more details →  Tax Assessment Deferral Program Information and Application.


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