The Assessor's Office is responsible for completing reports for the State of Connecticut. The sales assessment ratio study for the State of Connecticut is conducted through the Assessor's Office on a continual basis and is one of several factors that determines the amount of State aid the Town receives for school aid.
The Assessor's Office actively looks for out-of-state license plates on motor vehicles located in the Town of Ridgefield for the personal property tax list.
The Assessor's Office also annually audits several business accounts to determine if the personal property rendition is filed properly. In doing so, a review of a company's general ledger, fixed asset list and schedule 4562 depreciation schedule as filed with the Internal Revenue Service is performed. Businesses are contacted to list all their assets located in the Town of Ridgefield. Field inspections are made to various real estate properties, where the Assessor then performs a reappraisal of all new construction and additions. Property transfers are processed consisting of reading deeds, property descriptions, and confirming property lines.
The Assessor's Office also processes the proration of new construction permits.
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Click here for Assessor's Field Cards.
Click here if you would like to view a chart of Tax Exemptions.
Click here 2015 Personal Property Owner Letter
Click here 2015 Personal Property Summary Schedule and Instructions
Click here 2015 Personal Property M15
Click here 2015 Personal Property Lessee Letter
Click here 2015 Personal Property Lessee Report
Click here 2015 Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Exemption Claim Form
Click here 2015 Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Itemized Exemption Claim Form
Click here 2015 Telecommunication Company Form
Click here 2015 Personal Property Card
Click here 2015 Property Tax Exemption Application for a New Commercial Truck, Truck Tractor, Trailer or Semitrailer
Click here Rent Rebate Program for the Elderly & Disabled Renters