WEST HAVEN, Oct. 3, 2019 — West Haven has hired the appraisal company Vision Government Solutions Inc. of Hudson, Massachusetts, to perform the city’s state-mandated 2020 revaluation.
Data mailers are being sent to residential property owners to verify property information. It is essential that all data mailers are returned.
In the coming year, Vision data collectors will verify information on file with the city assessor’s office and visit properties recently sold, with open building permits or with known physical changes.
All data collectors will be wearing an ID badge, and their vehicles will be registered with the West Haven Police Department.
Homeowners are encouraged to ask for identification before letting anyone into their homes. Those questioning the identity of a data collector can call the Police Department’s nonemergency line at 203-937-3900 or the assessor’s office at 203-937-3515 for further confirmation.
For more information on the revaluation process, call the assessor’s office at 203-937-3515.
The Office of the Assessor provides a wide variety of services to the City of West Haven, including:
Prepares the grand list.
Annually provides a listing of assessment for every property within the city limits of West Haven.
This listing is referred to as the grand list and provides the basis against which taxes will be levied during the following fiscal year.
Maintains an up-to-date inventory of all property, including land and improvements, changes in ownership, new construction, alterations to property and subdivisions filed as of the assessment date.
Lists personal property by owner and businesses (PDF) that are assessed annually as part of the grand list.
To view your assessment records, visit our GIS website and fill out either your last name, address or Parcel ID number in the Property Search section. (All fields are not required.)
Renters Rebate Program
From April 1-Oct. 1, the assessor’s office is accepting new applicants and administering current applicants for the State of Connecticut Renters Rebate Program. Office hours for the program are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. To qualify, the applicant must be 65 or older or permanently and totally disabled as defined by Social Security. For program guidelines and information, click on Renters Rebate or visit the state website.