Assessor: Chandler Rose

Assistant Assessor: Catherine Sarvas
Assistant Hours:  Monday & Thursday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,  Tuesday  1:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.

Phone:  860-376-3927


Motor Vehicles

If you no longer own a vehicle on our Grand List or moved a vehicle out of state, please read the following instructions on how to notify the Assessor’s Office.

Motor Vehicle Documentation Instructions

Petition for Motor Vehicle Credit


To Access Voluntown Property Record Cards Click Here

Owner/Assessment information is generally updated quarterly.

Deeds, legal descriptions and survey maps can be found on the Town Clerk’s web page Land Record/Office of the Town Clerk



Assessment Notices and BAA Petitions

2021 Assessment Notices will be mailed the last week in January 2022 to any owner of Real Estate or Personal Property whose property value realized an increase from 2020GL to 2021GL as well as owners of Personal Property being  assessed a 25% assessment penalty.  Assessment penalties equal to 25% of the assessed value must, by state statute, be assessed for owners not filing a declaration or filing late (after November 1, 2021 without prior extension request approval).

Some of the most common reasons a Real Estate Notice of Increase may be issued are:

  • Property has sold and personal exemptions or tax relief granted to the previous owner have been removed from the account.
  • Land has been reconfigured i.e. combined, split, or a survey map recorded which corrects acreage
  • Land was classified as farm or forest under Public Act 490 and has changed ownership or use
  • Building improvements have been made
  • Errors in listing your property have been corrected i.e. number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square foot living area, outbuildings etc.

Keep in mind, these notices represent updates to your account since 10/1/2019.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Assessor with questions, the notice will include values, contact information and deadline to enter a petition to appeal with the Board of Assessment Appeals.

The deadline to enter a Petition to the Board of Assessment Appeals for the 2021 Grand List is 2/18/2022 by 2:00pm.  Petitions for printing are listed below in the “Common Forms” section of this page.  When appealing to the BAA, please be sure to prepare evidence to submit at your hearing i.e. when appealing the assessment of your personal property, a completed declaration form with itemized listing, or when appealing real property assessments, a list of comparable properties etc…those are only two examples of the type of evidence which may be submitted.  



Property Tax Credit Program for Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowners (Circuit Breaker)

Filing period:  February 1 through May 15, 2022

To qualify you must have reached the age of 65 on or before 12/31/2021 or have been deemed Totally Disabled by the Social Security Administration.

2021 Income limits :   Single $38,100   Married  $46,400

Applications can be downloaded from the Common Forms section of our web page below or call the Assessor’s office at (860) 376-3927 to request an application via mail or email.

Documentation of all income must be supplied at the time an application is submitted.

Assistance with applications is available by phone from the Assessor’s office.  Call (860) 376-3927.




DECLARING PERSONAL PROPERTY: All persons liable to pay taxes are hereby notified to declare all tangible personal property owned by them on October 1, 2021. Non-residents are required to declare property located in any town for any three months preceding October 1, 2021. Failure to declare by November 1, 2021 as required by law will result in a 25% PENALTY assessment.

Local Assessors will mail declaration forms to all property owners previously on record. Failure to receive a form does not negate the requirement to declare. Forms will be available in the Assessor’s Office.

NOTE: Real property and Connecticut registered motor vehicles do not need to be declared. Taxable personal property includes: unregistered motor vehicles, motor vehicles located in Connecticut but registered in another state, horses and ponies, mobile manufactured homes not assessed as real estate, manufacturing machinery and equipment, business furniture and fixtures, farm machinery, farming tools, mechanics tools, electronic data processing equipment, telecommunication equipment, cables, conduits, pipes, poles, business expensed supplies and other property such as billboards, video games, vending machines, leasehold improvements, etc.

VETERANS who served for more than ninety days during a time of war or have been disabled must have recorded their honorable discharge with the Town Clerk by October 1, 2021 in order to receive a minimum of $1,000 assessment exemption. Disabled Veterans need to file proof of their VA rating with the Assessor to receive an increased exemption.

ADDITIONAL VETERANS EXEMPTION: Increased exemptions are available for those who meet necessary income requirements and the above Veterans’ criteria. An application along with proof of income must be filed with the Assessor biennially. Filings for this year must be made by October 1, 2021.

ARMED SERVICE MEMBERS may obtain an exemption on one (1) passenger motor vehicle if proof is submitted. See local Assessor.

TOTALLY DISABLED: Any person under the age of 65 that has been awarded total disability must apply by January 31, 2022 in order to receive a $1,000 assessment exemption. Applicants must furnish proof of award.

FARM MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT: Eligible farmers must file the notarized exemption application on or before November 1, 2021.

MANUFACTURING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT installed in a manufacturing facility and used in the manufacturing process may be allowed exemption. Eligible manufacturers must complete and file the MME Exemption Application by November 1, 2021. NEW COMMERCIAL TRUCKS with a gross vehicle rating in excess of 26,000 lbs. should check with the Assessor’s office for tax exemption eligibility. Application must be completed and filed with the assessor by November 1, 2021.

LAND CLASSIFICATION: Persons seeking to classify land under Farm, Forest or Open Space, for the first time, must file between September 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021 with the Assessor. Persons seeking to classify as Forest must also have a complete certified forester’s report done by October 1st. Only changes to the original filing (ownership, use or acreage) need to be reported annually.

Voluntown Assessor’s Office

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The Voluntown Assessor’s office is responsible for the discovery, listing and valuation of all real estate, personal property and motor vehicles within the town in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes.  The Assessor’s office also administers various exemption programs.

Voluntown’s Current mill rate for the October 1, 2020 Grand List is 28.08

Real Estate:  Real estate is assessed at 70% of fair market value as of the date of last revaluation.  The last town-wide revaluation was conducted for the October 1, 2020 Grand List.

Personal Property:  All owners of taxable Personal Property located in the Town of Voluntown are required to file a Personal Property Declaration with the Assessor on or before November 1st pursuant to CGS 12-41.  This includes all persons conducting business, professionals, occupations or trades, farmers, owners of unregistered motor vehicles, owners of non-Connecticut registered motor vehicles, recreational vehicle owners that are located in Voluntown, Mobile Manufactured Homes not assessed as Real Estate and owners of horses, ponies and thoroughbreds.

Motor Vehicle Tax Adjustments and Removal:  The Assessor’s office is also responsible for the adjustment and removal of motor vehicles that appear on  the taxable grand list as allowed by Connecticut State Statutes.  Two appropriate forms of proof must be provided in the time allowed to substantiate claims of vehicles sold, stolen and not recovered, totaled, junked or vehicles registered in another state.

For a list of statutes governing assessment in the state of CT click here



Information on Campers, Camp Trailers and Recreational Vehicles

A personal property declaration must be filed for all unregistered motor vehicles, campers, camp trailers and recreational vehicles owned by Connecticut and non-Connecticut residents.

Any camper that is registered in another state (e.g. Rhode Island or Massachusetts) or that is unregistered and owned by a Connecticut or non-Connecticut resident must declare the camper as personal property in Voluntown if it has been located in Voluntown since at least July 1, 2021 and remains in Voluntown on October 1, 2021.

For more information on campers Click Here


Common Forms

Exemption or Tax Credit Applications/Information

Personal Property Declaration Forms


Land Classification Applications

Recommended reading for land owners wishing to apply for land classification under PA-490 (Farm or Forest) 

Board of Assessment Appeals Application Forms