Welcome to the Town of Windsor Locks Assessor's Office.
Elizabeth Duffy, Assessor
Becky Cooke, Assistant Assessor
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
50 Church Street
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS:
MOTOR VEHICLE PROPERTY TAX CREDITS
You may be entitled to a partial credit because the vehicle for which you are currently being taxed has been sold, stolen, totally destroyed, or removed and registered in another state during the time from October 1, through August 31, and you must not receive a credit for the same vehicle on Supplement Motor Vehicle Grand List. The credit is not automatic. The taxpayer must provide proof to the assessor. The documentation must be official and specific.
Only these forms of proof are acceptable:
NOTE: All forms of proof must specifically identify the vehicle in question by
make, year, and identification number.
1. A copy of the original registration of the person to whom you sold this vehicle.
2. A copy of your canceled title.
3. A letter from a junk dealer.
4. A dealer sales document which shows you traded in the vehicle.
5. A letter from your insurance agent saying the insurance was canceled due to the
sale of the vehicle.
1. A statement from your insurance agent or company that you were compensated for
this stolen vehicle.
2. A larceny report from the Police Department which must state the vehicle was stolen
and never recovered.
VEHICLE TOTALLY DEMOLISHED:
1. A statement from your insurance agent saying that you were compensated for the
total loss of this vehicle.
2. A letter from the junk dealer to whom the totaled vehicle was sold.
VEHICLE REMOVED AND REGISTERED IN ANOTHER STATE:
1. A copy of the out-of-state registration. (proof of residence may also be required)
PLEASE BE SURE TO CANCEL YOUR CT REGISTRATION. IF THIS IS NOT DONE, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO APPEAR ON OUR TAX ROLLS IN FUTURE YEARS.
State Elderly Benefit
Circuit Breaker Program
The Circuit Breaker Program provides Tax Relief for Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowners. This program is a State Program that the Town administers.
Important Facts to Know:
· Income Guidelines are set by the State Annually
· Applicants must be 65 years old the December prior to filing, or determined to be 100% disabled by Social Security
· All forms of Income must be included, including but not limited to
1099 from Social Security
All Pensions and Dividends, including Veteran's Benefits
· The application period is from February 1st through May 15th Annually
· All information gathered by Social Services and Assessor's Office is confidential
· Qualification for State Program Automatically qualifies you for new Town Benefit
· This is an unreimbursed benefit to homeowner, ie. No lien placed on home, no payback is ever required by taxpayer or estate
For More Information, contact the Assessor's Office 627-1448
Local Elderly Benefit
Property Tax Relief for the
Elderly and Totally Disabled
At a Town meeting April 27, 2005, the Town of Windsor Locks passed an ordinance to provide property tax relief for the Elderly and Totally Disabled residents of the Town of Windsor Locks. The percent of relief shall be in done in conjunction with the State Program, and the percent shall be determined by the Board of Finance Annually.
To qualify for this program, you must be 65 years old the December prior to filing, or considered 100 permanently and totally disabled as determined by Social Security Administration.
Income guidelines and grant percentages for this program shall be determined by the State of Connecticut annually, and shall be in addition to any relief granted by the State.
The application period for this program runs from February 1st to May 15th.
Current Income Guidelines are :
$34,600 for Single Applicants***
$42,200 for Married Applicants***
All forms of income are used to determine qualification, including Social Security. If you file a tax return, a copy of the return is required by the State.
For further information regarding applications and qualification for this program, please call the Assessor’s Office at 627-1448.
Connecticut is one of the states in which property tax exemptions are available to veterans and active duty military personnel. Persons currently serving in one of the branches of the United States armed forces, as well as honorably discharged veterans who served at least 90 days during a period of war, are eligible for a veteran's exemption. Such service may have been to the United States of America or to a country allied with ours during World War I or World War II. Exemptions are also available to veterans who have suffered a disability. Some of these exemptions are available to surviving family members of a deceased veteran.
Please see "Dates of Service" posted on our website to determine if you qualify for this exemption.
Additional Veteran's Exemption
The State of Connecticut offers an Additional Veteran’s Exemption for those homeowners who meet all qualifications for the Elderly Homeowner’s Tax Relief Program. This benefit is applied as an exemption off the assessment of your property assessment, Real Estate or Motor Vehicle.
To Qualify for this Program:
· You must have served 90 days during a period of war
· Your discharge papers Must be on file with the Town Clerk no later than September 30th to receive the benefit for that assessment year
· You must meet income guidelines set by the State, including:
1099 from Social Security
All Pensions and Dividends, including Veteran’s Benefits
· The application must be filed with Social Services or Assessor no later than September 30th
If you qualify for the Additional Veteran’s Benefit offered by the State of CT, you automatically qualify for an additional tax benefit offered by the Town of Windsor Locks.
Active Duty Application
Please click here for Active Duty Application.
PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX NOTICE
All owners of taxable personal property are required to file declarations of such property with the Assessor of the Town where the property is located on the October 1 assessment date. This list of property is due to the Assessor's office by November 2, 2015. Failure to submit a list will result in a 25% penalty.
Items to be declared include: non-registered motor vehicles, snowmobiles, trailers, horses and ponies not used in farming, business furniture and fixtures, farming machinery and tools, mechanic's tools, electronic data processing equipment and leased equipment and machinery. All in-house businesses must declare personal property.
Real Estate and Registered Motor Vehicles are not included in these lists.
Declaration forms are available at Town Hall from the Assessor, or you can download by going to www.caao.com.