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    City of New Haven Economic Development

    Growing New Haven's Economy | Doing Business In New Haven

    City of New Haven Tax Assessment Deferral Program

    When a property is rehabilitated or improved by new construction, the assessed value may increase because of the investments made in the property. In some cases this may deter investment. In order to encourage the fullest development of property and to encourage investment in New Haven’s existing commercial and residential building stock, the City Wide Assessment Deferral Program freezes the property tax assessments on certain eligible properties at pre-construction or pre-rehabilitation values and then phases in the taxes assessed on the improvements over a period of five years.

    How it works.

    • Prior to the start of construction or rehabilitation, the owner of the property files an application for a determination of eligibility.

    • During construction, the assessment of the property is frozen at the pre-rehabilitation assessed value. Upon completion of rehabilitation or construction, but not more than two years from the effective date of the agreement, a five-year phase-in period begins.

    • In the first year, the taxable assessment of the property remains at the pre-rehabilitation level. On the third anniversary of the effective date of the agreement, twenty percent (20%) of the assessed value of the improvements to the property is assessed against the property and an additional twenty percent (20%) of the increased value is assessed against the property for each of the next four years, until one hundred percent (100%) of the increase is assessed.

    Download the information and application packet below or contact the program coordinator for information. Please note that there is a separate Enterprise Zone Tax Assessment Deferral Program which offers incremental benefits to projects within an Enterprise Zone. Follow link below for details.
    Follow this link for more information.


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    Application form for Tax Assessment Deferral Programs




    Contact Name: Clayton Williams

    Contact Email: cwilliam@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7093
    City-wide Tax Assessment Deferral Program
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    City-wide Tax Assessment Deferral Program


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