Personal Property Declarations
The Groton Assessor’s Office reminds owners and lessees of tangible personal property that Connecticut General Statute 12-40 requires all persons, both residents and non-residents to file with the Assessor by November 1, 2016 a sworn declaration of all assets used by the business as of October 1, 2016. Failure to file such declaration with the assessor’s office will result in the assessor filing on behalf of the business and adding a 25% penalty per CGS 12-41(d).
Examples of such tangible personal property include but are not limited to: machinery, cables, conduits, pipes and other fixtures of water, gas, electric companies; leasehold improvements classified as other than real property; furniture and fixtures; unregistered motor vehicles; farm machinery; tools; expensed supplies; horses & ponies. Various exemptions are explained on the declaration and available if filed on time.
Personal property declaration forms are available at town hall or on the town’s website: www.groton-ct.gov. For more information please contact the Groton Assessor’s Office, 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, (860) 441-6660.
Click here for the 2016 Personal Property Legal Notice
Click here to download The Personal Property Declaration Long Form
Click here to download The Personal Property Declaration Short Form
Click here to download The Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Exemption Itemized List
to download The Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Exemption Claim
Click here to download The Farm Exemption Form
Click here to download 2016 Declaration of Personal Property - MV Form