Assessor

Mildred Peringer, CCMAII
Assessor
Phone: 860-887-5581 x115
Fax: 860-204-0021
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Office Hours: T, W - 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Duties & Responsibilities
The Assessor’s Office annually provides a listing of assessment for each and every property within the town limits of Preston.  The listing is referred to as the Grand List and provides the basis against which taxes will be levied during the following fiscal year.  In addition, the Assessor’s Office maintains an up-to-date inventory of all property, including land and improvements thereon, including changes in ownership, new construction, alterations, and subdivisions filed as of the assessment date, and lists Connecticut registered motor vehicles and business personal property which are assessed for inclusion as part of the Grand List.

Additionally, the Assessor and staff administer state and local programs of tax relief, apply exemptions as permitted by state law, and assist the public with a variety of inquiries.

Current MILL Rate
The Current MILL Rate for Fiscal effective July 1, 2013 is 23.70.

Real Estate Information
The Assessor's Office is responsible for the appraisal of all Real Property located in the Town of Preston. Real Estate is assessed at 70% of the appraised value as established during the last Revaluation.   Assessments will remain constant until the next Revaluation unless new construction, improvements or physical changes are discovered.

Revaluation Information
The Town of Preston has contracted with Vision Appraisal Technology to assist in the October 1, 2012 Real Estate Revaluation, which is required by State Law.  The date of the last town-wide revaluation was 10/1/2007.  The date of the next town-wide revaluation is 10/1/2012. More information regarding the Revaluation process can be obtained by visiting Vision Appraisal Revaluation Information.

The Assessor’s Office maintains information on real estate ownership, sales, descriptions and values.  Field cards and Maps are also available on-line at www.prestongis.com

Questions concerning tax relief and exemption programs should be directed to the Assessor's Office.  Please feel free to contact us during office hours at 860-887-5581 x115.

Questions about billing, tax balances due, amounts paid and interest should be directed to the Tax Collector's Office at 860-887-5581 x111.

To report an address change, fill out and return the linked form to the Tax Collector.

For questions about or for assistance with the Elderly Renters Rebate Program, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 860-887-5581 x115 or the Town's Elderly Assistance Officer at 860-887-5581 x104.

Important Links

Request Copies of Military Personnel Records
www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html

Connecticut Motor Vehicle Department
www.ct.gov/dmv/site/default.asp

Connecticut Association of Assessing Officers site
http://www.caao.com/

State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
http://www.ct.gov/opm/site/default.asp