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131 Cedar Street - Newington, CT 06111-2644 - Phone: (860) 665-8530
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Welcome

The Newington assessors office prides itself as an outreach administrative office for not only the taxpayers of Newington but also for area real estate professionals, agents and appraisers in need of updating values, attorneys and accountants working on estates or property transfers, concerns from insurance agents gaining property information and also for regional economic development purposes for speculative buyers or sellers of residential and commercial properties.  The integrity of all property characteristics for public scrutiny is second to searching calls and over the counter needs in an efficient, professional manner.  All are welcome to call or email the assessors office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We will always attempt to respond to your requests within a 24 hour timeline or before the end of the day.

Explanation
The Assessor's primary duty is to determine the value of all taxable and tax exempt Real and Personal Property for the purpose of equitable tax distribution throughout the Town of Newington. Real Property is assessed at 70% of a base year of value established on the October 1, 2015 revaluation. Commercial Personal Property and Motor Vehicles are also assessed at 70% annually. The Grand List consists of over 12,100 real estate parcels, 1,400 commercial personal property accounts and 30,000 taxable motor vehicles. The office is also responsible for assisting special service programs by annually updating over 550 elderly, 50 blind, 6,100 special assessment adjustments for veterans, and 250 disabled exemptions for Newington taxpayers.

Recent Highlights 

  • Completed ten court appeals due to the revaluation of real estate parcels on the October 1, 2015 Grand Lists.
  • New Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal software developed by eQuality Valuation Services was installed in the Assessor’s office.
  • Continued to maintain and administer the computer interface with the Geographic Information System (GIS) to include all property data.
  • Inspected and valued numerous new condominium units at Harvest Court & Newington Ridge Preserve.

Objectives

  • Provide taxpayers with courteous and responsive service.
  • Respond to questions about the appeal process available to property owners.
  • Maintain an equalized tax base according to State Statutes and professional standards.   
  • Communicate the results of the revaluation program throughout the year to Town administration and residents.