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Property Tax Assistance

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Circuit Breaker is a statewide property tax relief program providing property tax credits to elderly homeowners.  Click on this link for more information and to download an application.

To qualify a person must:

  • Be 65 years of age or older OR
  • Have a spouse who is 65 or older OR
  • Be at least 50 years old and the surviving spouse of someone who was eligible for the program at the time of their death
  • Applicants must occupy the property for which they are applying for a tax credit
  • Owners’ 2015 total income must not exceed $35,200 for unmarried persons, and $42,900 for a married couple. “Qualifying income” is defined as all taxable and nontaxable income.
  • Filing period is from February 1st to May 15th of each year

Local Property Tax Relief/Deferral Programs:

Most cities and towns have their own property tax relief or tax deferral programs in addition to the state Circuit Breaker program.

For more information on your town’s program or to apply for either of the programs, please contact your town’s Tax Assessor’s Office at the numbers provided below.

Bridgeport (203) 576-7421
Darien (203) 656-7314
Easton (203) 268-6291
Fairfield (203) 256-3110
Greenwich (203) 622-7885
Monroe (203) 452-2804
New Canaan (203) 594-3005
Norwalk (203) 854-7888
Stamford (203) 977-5888
Stratford (203) 385-4025
Trumbull (203) 452-5016
Weston (203) 222-2607
Westport (203) 341-1070
Wilton (203) 563-0125

Veterans Property Tax Exemptions
Veterans who served during wartime are eligible for a reduction on their property taxes.

Exemptions must be claimed by October 1 for the following year. Income eligible veterans may apply at their town’s tax assessor’s office between February 1st and October 1st. To claim an exemption, veterans must present an original or certified copy of their honorable discharge papers (DD-214).