Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Assessor's Office

    • What is the procedure for filing an appeal with the board of assessment appeals?

    • What types of exemptions (reductions from property taxes) does the Town of Farmington offer?

    • What if I disagree with the Assessment value?

    • How is your real estate assessment determined?

    • I no longer own the vehicle you are billing me for. What do I do?

    • How are taxes calculated?

    • How can my taxes increase?

    • What do I do when I dispose of a vehicle or move out-of-state?

    • How are motor vehicle assessments determined?

    • What does the assessor do?

  • Fire Marshal

    • Why do I need to check the Air Quality Index? And how?

    • Why check Forest Fire Danger Levels?

  • Police Department

    • Where do I pay citations (parking tickets, etc.)?

  • Registrar of Voters

    • What are the voting hours on Election Day?

    • How do I register to vote?

    • Am I registered to vote in Farmington?

    • Do I qualify to receive an absentee ballot?

    • Where are the polling places in town?

    • What are the voter registration requirements?

  • Tax Department

    • I moved to another town in Connecticut. Do I still owe this tax bill to the Town of Farmington?

    • What types of exemptions (reductions from property taxes) does the Town of Farmington offer?

    • I now live in another state. Do I have to pay this tax bill?

    • I no longer own the vehicle for which you are billing me. What do I do?

    • Do I have to file a personal property declaration each year?

    • What do I do if I plan on selling or closing my business?

    • How do I change the mailing address for my real estate tax bill?

    • I no longer own the property for which I received a tax bill. What should I do?

    • My taxes are escrowed. Why did I receive the tax bill?

    • If I demolish my house, how do I discontinue the services?

    • I spend several months out of state. Do I have to pay a full year of service?

    • What if I disagree with the Assessment value?

    • How is your real estate assessment determined?

    • I received a motor vehicle bill from the Town of Farmington even though I have never lived in Farmington. What should I do?

    • I recently returned my license plates to DMV and was told to contact my local Town Assessor. What do I have to do now?

    • I no longer own the vehicle you are billing me for. What do I do?

  • Town Clerk

    • How do I obtain a copy of my Birth Certificate, a Death Certificate or a Marriage Certificate?

    • How do I file my Veteran Paper's?

    • How do I apply for a Marriage License?

    • How do I vote by Absentee Ballot?

  • Town Manager

    • Will the amendment that passed in the 2018 Election have an impact on the possible purchase of the Parsons Property?

    • Will there be better landscaping and flowers planted?

    • Will the new signs the State installed that obstruct people walking on the sidewalk be removed?

    • Is the State done working in the area?

    • How much did the State pay for the property?

    • How did the State become the owner of the Parsons property?

    • Are there any wetlands or floodplain on the property?

    • What about the neighboring properties? Who owns them? Are they available?

    • Has there been any input from Farmington residents into the process?

    • Has there been a professional market study performed?

    • Has the Town considered the traffic impact?

    • Has there been any thought as to how the entire area should be developed?

    • What is the zoning for the property?

    • What does the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) say regarding the property?

    • Are there grants available to help clean up the property?

    • How many stories are allowed in the Farmington Center (FC) Zone with a Farmington Village District (FVD) overlay zone?

    • What is the environmental condition of the property?

    • Can the Town use the needed environmental clean-up costs to reduce the purchase price?

    • Who decides if the Town should buy the property? What is the process?

    • What is the process for Farmington to acquire the property from the State?

    • Are there any easements on the property that prevent the Town from fully using the site?

    • What happens if the Town declines to purchase the property?

    • How much will it cost the Town to buy the property?