Veterans with ninety days wartime service are eligible for a $1,500 exemption for property tax purposes, if they own property in town, or on their motor vehicle if they do not own property in town. To claim an exemption, veterans must present an original or certified copy of their Honorable Discharge papers (DD-214 Form) to the Town Clerk’s office for filing with the town's land records. f you need a copy of a DD-214, you can request one here. Exemptions must be claimed prior to October 1 for the following assessment year.
Disabled Veteran Benefits
A disabled veteran would receive a greater exemption,depending on the percent of disability. To receive this benefit, a Disability Rating Form from the Department of Veterans Affairs must be provided to the Assessor's Office.
Additional Veteran State and Local Benefits
Additional Veteran Benefits are available to income qualified veterans. To qualify, an application must be filed biennially with the Assessor's office between February 1 and October 1.
Also in the Town of Farmington, any veteran entitled to an exemption from property tax in accordance with C.G.S. § 12-81(19) or any veteran's surviving spouse entitled to an exemption from property tax in accordance with C.G.S. § 12-81(22) shall be entitled to an additional exemption applicable to the assessed value of property up to the amount of $5,000, provided such veteran or such surviving spouse meets all of the requirements of C.G.S. §§ 12-81f and 12-81l.
2020 Grand List Income Limit Married: $45,100; Income Limit Single: $37,000
In-Service Motor Vehicle Exemption
A member of the armed forces who is currently on active duty is eligible to have one passenger motor vehicle exempt from property tax. An application must be filed annually with the Assessor's Office prior to December 31 following the tax due date. Failure to file the application in a timely manner shall constitute a waiver of your right to this exemption.
For more information regarding any of these available exemptions, please contact the Assessor’s Office.