Acting City Assessor
165 Church St.
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 946-4800
Fax: (203) 946-7122
The Mill Rate for the 2015 Grand List is 41.55
The Assessor's primary duty is to prepare the annual list of taxable and exempt property (Grand List). The two Grand List components are Real Property and Personal Property.
The Real Property category includes houses, garages, barns, sheds, commercial buildings, etc.
The Personal Property category includes motor vehicles, commercial furniture, computers, manufacturing machinery, etc.
The Assessor's primary objective is that each property owner bears his or her appropriate share of the tax burden.
Motor Vehicles Registered Out-of-Town or Out-of-State and Unregistered Motor Vehicles
Motor Vehicle Brochure
New Residents; Changes of Address
Any resident, individual or corporation, moving from one Connecticut municipality to another municipality has 48 hours to notify the DMV of their change of address for purposes of motor vehicle registration.
Anyone moving into Connecticut from out of state has sixty days to notify DMV of their new Connecticut address for purposes of vehicle registration.
Any owner (individual or corporation) of tangible personal property, including unregistered motor vehicles or vehicles registered in a state other than Connecticut, who is a non-resident or temporary resident, and whose property is located in any Connecticut municipality for three months or more prior to October 1, must file a declaration of such property with the Assessor or Assessment Dept of the municipality in which the property is located. The declaration must include current mailing address; said owners must notify the Assessor of any change in address.
Vehicles registered in a Connecticut municipality other than the municipality of residence of the owner
Generally, Connecticut registered vehicles are assessed and taxed to the municipality in which the owner (individual or corporate) of the vehicle resides. An exception may be a company-owned vehicle which, during the normal course of operation, most frequently leaves from and arrives to, or remains, in the municipality in which the employee assigned the vehicle resides. Also, per CGS 12-71 (f) (2), Connecticut registered vehicles which, during the normal course of operation, most frequently leave from and arrive to, or remain, in a municipality other than the municipality of residence of the owner, may be assessed in the municipality in which the vehicles most frequently leave from and arrive to, or remain.
Individuals with vehicles registered out of state or in another Connecticut municipality, and wishing to obtain Parking Permits, must register with the New Haven Tax Collector and declare the vehicle with the New Haven Assessor prior to obtaining Parking Permit.