Understanding Connecticut Property Taxes
Overview of Connecticut Taxes
Connecticut collects a total of $41,287,593,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $10,791,807,000 comes from property taxes, or 26.1% of total revenue. As a result, Connecticut has the 10th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 46.2% more than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.
How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Connecticut is $377,081, meaning the average Connecticut homeowner pays 1.56% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $15.56 for every $1,000 in home value.
Property Tax Calendar
Connecticut's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Connecticut, there are important constants. Connecticut's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is October 1. Connecticut property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, varies by locality. The date which property tax bills become due on is Varies.
Property Tax Calculator
If you are are a current homeowner in Connecticut or are looking at buying a specific property in Connecticut, check out our Connecticut Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.
Property Tax Tool
If you are planning to buy a home in Connecticut and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our Connecticut Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.
Property Tax Information for Connecticut Counties
The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Connecticut.
|County||Average Home Value||Average Tax Bill||Bill per $1,000|
|New Haven County||$292,980||$5,511||$18.80|
|New London County||$300,187||$4,438||$14.80|
Want to learn more about Connecticut property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:
|Fairfield County||Hartford County||Litchfield County|
|Middlesex County||New Haven County||New London County|
|Tolland County||Windham County|