MONROE — Military veterans and residents must file original honorable discharge papers (DD214 Form) with the town clerk before October 1 for tax exemption consideration on the October 1, 2019, Grand List.

Military veterans with a VA Disability Statement should submit this document until age 65 annually to the assessor.

Those who no longer receive a disability statement are asked to notify the assessor’s office if there is any change in status.

Active military personnel must submit an official affidavit from their commanding officer to the assessor by December of the year the bill is due to qualify for a tax exemption of one passenger motor vehicle.

Businesses and other owners of tangible personal property, pursuant to CGS 12-40 are required to file a Personal Property Declaration to the assessor by November 1.

Failure to declare tangible personal property by the November 1 deadline is subject to an estimated assessment plus a 25 percent penalty and does not include registered automobiles, airplanes, and boats.

Out-of-state vehicles must be registered within 60 days of residency in Connecticut, according to CGS 14-12a.

Residents who fail to register their vehicles are subject to an estimated tax with a 25 percent penalty.

Totally disabled residents must file proof of disability with the assessor by January 31 or by completion of the grand list.

Specially equipped vehicles for the use or transportation of a handicapped individual must submit application to the assessor for exemption.

Farmers must file personal property exemption application to the assessor before November 1, annually.

Farm and forest property owners applying for assessment relief under provisions of CGS 12-107 must make application to the assessor between September 1 and November 1.

The application period in a revaluation year is between September 1 and December 30.

New construction must be inspected and reviewed by October 1.

Appointments may be scheduled with the assessor’s office.

Applications to appeal assessments on real estate must be submitted by February 20.

Motor vehicle assessment appeals applications should be submitted by August 20.

Hearings are held during September at the Monroe Town Hall in Room 204.

More information is available by calling Justin R. Feldman, assessor, at 203-452-2803 or visiting 7 Fan Hill Rd. or www.monroect.org.

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