Ellington Town Hall

55 Main Street
P.O. Box 187
Ellington, CT 06029
Phone: (860) 870-3100
Fax: (860) 870-3102


55 Main Street
P.O. Box 187
Ellington, CT 06029-0199
Tel:  (860) 870-3109
Fax: (860) 870-3197

Office Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

E-mail: assessor@ellington-ct.gov

Assessor: Walter E. Topliff, Jr.
Deputy Assessor
Kim Bechard
Administrative Assessment Technician: Karen Vaiciulis
Assessment Aide:  Christine Kiessling

Assessor's Maps are now on line at www.mapgeo.com/ellingtonct.  Property record cards are also available via this site or at www.vgsi.com

The actions of the Assessor's Office are governed by Connecticut General Statutes, primarily Title 12. In addition, the State of Connecticut Office of Policy & Management www.opm.state.ct.us Intergovernmental Policy Division prescribe regulations and issue administrative pronouncements related to the administration of statutes related to assessment practices. 

Home_blueprints.jpgThe primary responsibility of the Assessor's Office is to compile the Grand List, the record of all taxable and tax-exempt property. This is accomplished by identifying and placing value on all of the property located in the Town of Ellington as of October 1st of each year. Our objective is to ensure that all property is assessed equitably in accordance with State of Connecticut General Statutes (State Laws) so that every property owner bears the appropriate share of the total property tax burden. Accomplishment of this requires uniform assessments within each category of property. Real Estate assessments are 70% of the market value as established by the October 1, 2010 revaluation. Motor Vehicle assessments are 70% of retail market value as of October 1st of each year. Business Personal Property assessments are 70% of original cost less depreciation. 

The Assessor's Office is also responsible for administering various exemptions and tax relief programs. These programs are targeted to benefit active military servicemen and veterans, the totally disabled, the blind, senior citizens, manufacturers, charitable organizations, farmers and owners of land classified as farm, forest and open space.  


The Town has contracted Vision Government Solutions, Inc., a Connecticut certified Revaluation Company, to assist our office in the performance of the revaluation for the 2015 Grand List.  The effective date of this revaluation is October 1, 2015.

A revaluation is the process of estimating new fair market values for each parcel of real estate based on current market data.  A careful analysis of recent selling prices will be conducted to identify and quantify the features that have motivated buyers and sellers in the Ellington real estate market.  This analysis results in the creation of schedules, which will then be used to value all of the property in the Town of Ellington.  These schedules are statistically tested to verify their ability to accurately and equiably predict estimates of current fair market value.

We are not required to physically inspect each property in Town as was done for the 2010 Revaluation.  We will be inspecting every property for which a building permit has been issued, as we normally do.  In addition, we will be inspecting all properties that have recently sold.  The inspection will take approximately ten minutes; the inspectors will have photo identification badges and be registered with our Resident State Troopers Office.

You will be notified of your new assessed value in the late fall of 2015 and have the opportunity to discuss your new assessment with a member of the revaluation staff.  The tax bill that you receive in July of 2016 will reflect your new assessment.