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GENERAL INFORMATION

The Town of Rocky Hill will be working on the 2018 revaluation, as mandated by Connecticut State Statute 12-62(b).  This statute requires all municipalities to revalue all of its real estate not later than five years after their last revaluation.  The Town of Rocky Hill’s last revaluation was completed as of October 1, 2013.  Consequently, our next revaluation is scheduled for October 1, 2018.

The primary purpose of a revaluation, which is a mass appraisal of all real property within an assessment jurisdiction, is to eliminate any assessment inequities that may have developed since the implementation of a previous revaluation.  This is accomplished by updating the assessments of real property to reflect their fair market value.

The following information is to help the taxpayers of the Town of Rocky Hill understand what revaluation is, why revaluation is done, how a revaluation is performed, and how it affects the typical property owner. We have attempted to answer most questions that arise concerning a revaluation.

Revaluation Timeline

 

October 2017 – September 2018:  Data collection for residential and commercial properties

 

October 1, 2018:  Effective date of Revaluation

 

November 2018:  Notices of new values mailed

 

November – December 2018:  Scheduling of informal hearings for those residents who want to review their new property assessment with assessment staff

 

January 2019:  Results of informal hearings with assessment staff mailed to all who had an informal hearing 

 

January 31, 2019: Grand List is signed unless an extension is granted

 

February 1, 2019Applications for Board of Assessment Appeals become available

 

February 20, 2019:  Deadline to file an application for the Board of Assessment Appeals

 

March 2019:  Board of Assessment Appeals meets to hear appeals on new property assessments

 

April 2019:  Board of Assessment Appeals decisions are mailed to all who appealed

 

May 2019:  Town Council adopts new budget and establishes a mill rate to be applied to new property assessments

 

July 2019:  Property tax bills reflect new property assessments and new mill rate

 

 

 

WHAT IS A REVALUATION?

WHY IS REVALUATION NEEDED?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REVALUATION?

WHAT HAPPENS DURING REVALUATION?

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF MARKET VALUE?

HOW WILL THE HOMEOWNER BE NOTIFIED OF THE NEW ASSESSMENT?

IF HOMEOWNERS DISAGREE WITH THE ASSESSMENT, WHAT ARE THEIR OPTIONS?

WHAT IS AN INFORMAL HEARING?

IF AFTER AN INFORMAL HEARING, THE HOMEOWNER STILL DISAGREES WITH THE ASSESSMENT, WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

HOW DOES A HOMEOWNER APPLY FOR AN APPEAL WITH THE BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS?

WHAT SHOULD HOMEOWNERS BRING TO THE BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS?

HOW CAN A HOMEOWNER COMPARE HOW OTHER PROPERTIES HAVE BEEN VALUED?

WHAT OTHER RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE ASSESSMENT OFFICE?

WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP AFTER A BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEAL IF A HOMEOWNER STILL DISAGREES WITH THE PROPERTY VALUE?

Contact Information

logo6    Town of Rocky Hill
     761 Old Main St.
     Rocky Hill, CT 

Stuart Topliff, Assessor

EMAIL:       assessor@rockyhillct.gov 
PHONE:   860-258-2722
FAX:  860-258-2708
HOURS:  Monday - Friday 
  8:30am – 4:30pm