OFFICE OF THE ASSESSOR

Town of Stratford Office of the Assessor 2725 Main Street Stratford CT 06615 Phone 203-385-4025 Fax 203-385-4067 Office Hours Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Donna Otlowski, Assessor dotlowski@townofstratford.com Welcome to the Assessor’s Office web page. Our Mission: To value all real and personal property located in the Town of Stratford on a fair and equitable basis according to Connecticut General Statutes in order to ensure that each Property owner realizes an appropriate contribution of the total property tax burden. The Assessor is required to discover, list and value all real and personal property subject to taxation. The property is assessed at 70% of fair market value. In addition to over 19,000 parcels of real property (land and buildings), the Assessor must value personal property of approximately 2,700 businesses and 45,000 motor vehicles as well as to administer tax credits and property tax exemptions. 2019 REVALUATION IS IN PROCESS IN STRATFORD STRATFORD - In accordance with State Law all towns in Connecticut are required to implement a full revaluation of all real estate in town every ten years.  This year Stratford is required to conduct its full revaluation for the purpose of re-inventorying the town’s taxable real property, bringing the assessment level up to date and to ensure all properties are valued at the same standard at the same point in time. The Town’s revaluation will be conducted this year by Municipal Valuation Services, LLC, a private revaluation firm retained by the Town to assist the Assessor’s Office with the town-wide revaluation project. As part of this process, five Municipal Valuation Services employees will be inspecting the interior and exterior of properties in the Town to verify information on our assessment records. Their work will commence on or around Wednesday the 13th of February, and will continue through September.  Additional callbacks and data verification is likely to bring the process through to November of this year. Residents should anticipate seeing these assessors in their neighborhoods at some point during this process. All Municipal Valuation Services representatives and their vehicles will be registered with the police department and all field personnel will be wearing a company-issued identification badge as well as a Town of Stratford ID badge.  They will let the Police Department know what areas of Town their employees are in while they are doing field work.  Property owners (or Tenants) are encouraged to ask for this identification. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Assessor’s Office at (203) 385-4025 for further confirmation. In the coming weeks we will update our website with a hyperlink to the Municipal Valuation Services website where you will be able to access information about the Town of Stratford 2019 Revaluation process.  Homeowners are reminded that specific questions regarding their current assessment should be directed to the Assessor’s Office. Municipal Valuation Services data collectors are not prepared to answer questions concerning current values or town laws.
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