A veteran may file for an assessment exemption off of his home or motor vehicle. The basic exemption amount is $6,000 off of your home or motor vehicle assessment. To qualify the veteran must bring a copy of their original or certified copy of his honorable discharge (DD-214 form - long form) to the Assessor's office for review of dates served to see if qualified to receive such exemption. The honorable discharge (DD-214 form - long form) must then be filed on record with the Town Clerk's office. Upon confirmation of filing, and ownership of a home or motor vehicle as of the October 1st following the date recorded in the Town Clerk's office, the Assessor's office will apply the exemption to the property owned by the Veteran. Please contact this office for more information at 203-854-7816.
Additionally, any veteran who is deemed by the United States Veterans' Administration to have suffered a disability of at least 10%, may file that disability rating slip from the Veterans' Administration with the Assessor's office, as long as their honorable discharge (DD-214) was filed in the Town Clerks office, and receive an additional amount of assessment exemptions. Veterans' Administration - link to website.