The Assessor’s Office has the responsibility of assessing every taxable and exempt property located in the City of Danbury and compiling these assessments into the City’s Grand List. Included in the Grand List are real estate, business personal property and registered motor vehicles. In doing this, we ensure that every property owner is assessed their appropriate share of the City's total tax burden.
The department is a division within the City's Department of Finance. Our responsibilities are governed by the State of Connecticut General Statutes and The City of Danbury's Ordinances.
In the State of Connecticut, an Assessment is 70% of Fair Market Value. Real Estate is valued every 5 years during Revaluation, while Motor Vehicles and Personal Property are valued annually.
In addition to preparing the City's Grand List, we also administer exemption programs for Elderly and Totally Disabled and Veteran's Programs.