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Revaluation Appointment dates have been extended
If you believe the new assessment for your property does not reflect 70% of the estimated market value for October 1, 2017, you may schedule an appointment for an informal hearing with the Revaluation Company by visiting the website:
If you experience a problem or do not have access to the website please call 1-800-673-6818 for an appointment PRIOR to January 4, 2018, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you have any questions that do not require a hearing and would like to speak to the Assessor, Al Garzi, please call the Assessor’s Office at 203-431-2706 Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00am-4:30pm.
Please be patient as our phone lines may be busy due to all notices having been mailed at the same time.
Appointments will be held at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd from December 13th through December 29, 2017 and have now been extended to include January 3rd and 5th of 2018.
As a result of this hearing, if a change is made or if no change is made, the Revaluation Company will mail a Notice of Change or No Change no later than January 31, 2018.
Section 12-111 requires a written request to be filed on or before February 20, 2018 for an appeal hearing to be conducted with the Board of Assessment Appeals, which meets in March 2018. Petitions are available in the Assessor’s office.
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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Contact us if you need:
- If you have questions regarding Tax Exemptions or Assessment related matters.