Property Tax Relief Grand List Year 2018
You may apply for tax relief in the Assessor's Office in Town Hall, Room 104. The dates for filing are:
- State Programs: Feb. 1 - May 15
- Town Credit: Feb. 1 - May 15
- Town Deferral: Feb. 1 - July 31
- Town Sewer Deferral: Feb. 1 - Nov.15
- Town Add’l Vets: Feb. 1 - Sept. 30
Tax relief is available to residents 65 and older or residents who are permanently and totally disabled and have owned and occupied the home for one year. Information to assist you in determining eligibility is included in the PDF file linked above.
Any Veteran who is eligible for the State Veteran’s exemption (filing bi-annually), and whose adjusted gross income meets certain guidelines, is eligible for twice the regular exemption which would be applied to your assessment. Application dates for this program are Feb. 1 through Sep 30. For the Oct. 1, 2019 Grand List, income requirements are as follows:
Single Veteran: $36,000
Married Veteran: $43,900
Town of Westport Additional Veteran’s Exemption
The Town of Westport also offers a local option for an additional $20,000 off of your assessment (filing annually). Application dates for this program are Feb. 1 through Sept. 30. For the Oct. 1, 2019 Grand List, income requirements are as follows:
Single Veteran $61,000 maximum income
Married Veteran $68,900 maximum income
NOTE: Veteran's Disability payments are not included as income when applying for State and/or Local Veteran's programs.
Please bring all information (2018 tax return and 2018 Social Security earning statement) when applying. Applications are taken in the Assessor's Office and all residents must apply in person. Residents who find it difficult to get to Town Hall to apply for tax relief are invited to call the Department of Human Services at 203-341-1050 and request a home visit.
The income levels in the PDF file for download refer to the 2018 grand list year. Adjustments will be reflected in the July 2019 Tax Bill.