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Reminder to Bethel Residents: Last Day To File An Appeal On Your Tax Assessment

Contact Information: Assessor: Ann Marie Heering 203 794-8507.

Report by Paula Antolini
February 20, 2015 1:25PM EDT

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REMINDER:

If you live in Bethel: Today, February 20, 2015, is your LAST DAY TO FILE AN APPEAL on your tax assessment

For more info. click here:
http://www.bethel-ct.gov/content/117/125/6707.aspx

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The Assessor’s Office:

Annually provides a list of assessments for each and every property within the town limits of Bethel. The 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 thereon including changes in ownership, new construction, alterations, and sub-divisions filed as of the assessment date.

Lists Connecticut registered motor vehicles and business personal property, which are assessed for inclusion as part of the Grand List.

Additionally, the Assessor and staff administer state and local programs of tax relief, apply exemptions as permitted by state law, and assist the public with a variety of inquiries.

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Bethel Assessment Program – Property Definitions Residence Data


Building Style Code:

Architectural style group of the building.
01- Raised Ranch 02-Split-Level or Bi-Level 03-Ranch 04-Cape 05- Conventional or Old Style 06-Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Garrison, Victorian, and Tudor 07-Condo 08-Contemprary 09-TownHouse 10-Cottage 11-Duplex 12-Bungalow 13-Log Cabin.

Exterior Wall:
Main material of the outside walls. (Wood, Brick, Aluminum/Vinyl, Composition, Concrete, Stucco and Stone.)

Basement Type:
The presence or absence of a basement or other foundation. Full to indicate basement under at least 3/4 of the dwelling area. Partial to indicate basement under 1/4 to 3/4 of the dwelling area. Crawl to indicate crawl space beneath a joisted floor or foundation. Slab/Pier to indicate no basement built on a concrete slab or individual piers.

Type of Heat:
No Central, Hot Air, Hot Water/Steam or Electric. If the only source of heat is a freestanding woodstove or portable heater, then “no central” will be indicated for Type of Heat.

Type of Fuel:
None, Gas, Electric, Oil, Wood, Solar, Coal. (Fuel indicates the fuel used to run the indicated Type of Heat.) Therefore, if there is an entry of “no central” in Type of Heat, there will be an entry of “none” for Type of Fuel.

Central Air:
Indicates the presence of a central air conditioning system.
Year Built: Original construction date (if known) or approximate date of construction.

Sq. Ft. Living Area:
The total square footage of finished living area contained within the dwelling, using exterior dimensions. Finished Basement Area will only be included in the Sq. Ft. Living Area if the building style is a Raised Ranch or a Split Level.

No. Bathrooms:
The number of full and/or half baths in the dwelling. Full baths contain three fixtures, typically a commode, washbasin and bathtub and/or shower stall. Half baths contain two fixtures, typically a commode and washbasin.

No. Bedrooms:
The number of rooms designed to be used as bedrooms.

No. Fireplaces:
The number of usable fireplace openings.

Basement Living Area:
The presence of an area of the basement which is finished with a quality of materials and workmanship consistent with the main living area of the dwelling – such as the lower or grade level of split-level and raised ranch.

Basement Rec Room:
The interior finish exhibits a quality of material and workmanship inconsistent with and generally inferior to the main living area of the dwelling.

Attic:
Refers to the presence finished and the extent of the finish. There are five alternatives provided.

None:
To indicate no attic or having subfolder stairs.

Unfinished:
To indicate an unfinished attic having stairs.

Part Finished:
To indicate either an undivided (one room) full finished attic, or a divided (two rooms) with one -half (one room) semi-finished attic, one of the two rooms finished and the balance unfinished.

Full Finished:
To indicate divided (two or more rooms) and fully finished attic.

Full Fin /Wall Height:
To indicate divided (two or more rooms) and fully finished attic, which includes the presence of one or more small dormers.

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Forms and Documents: http://www.bethel-ct.gov/content/1190/136/138/default.aspx

Contact Information:
Assessor: Ann Marie Heering
Phone: (203) 794-8507
Fax: (203) 794-8793
Email: MunicipalAssessor@bethel-ct.gov
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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