The updated tax information for the 27 towns in New Haven County is now available on our site. Trends that were seen in Hartford County mill rates were also found in New Haven County.
Like Hartford County, New Haven County has one town that has not yet approved its budget. Naugatuck went through a revaluation for the 2012 grand list and the voters appear to not be happy with the proposed mill rate for the new grand list as they have rejected it until this point. Another referendum vote on the budget is scheduled for July 9th. As soon as a new mill rate is approved we will update Naugatuck’s tax information.
Five town’s went through revaluation in New Haven County, with the aforementioned Naugatuck one of those. Three of those towns, Ansonia, Orange and Waterbury, continued the trend of large mill rate increases for new revaluations. Waterbury’s was the highest increase with 15.1616 mill rate above the precious year. The third community, Orange, has actually bucked this trend with a .7 mill decline. The difference for Orange may be due to it taking an extra year to complete it’s most recent revaluation. Orange’s previous revaluation was 2006 so there was a six year interim between revaluations, versus the state required 5 year. More importantly, property values were still rising during the early part of that time frame. As a result, the new Orange revaluation does not show the kind of declines that it might have if the previous revaluation was a year later.
Derby was the only other town, besides Orange to see a decline in Mill Rate. East Haven had no increase in mill rate. Most towns that hadn’t gone through a revaluation last year showed small mill increases with four towns between 1 and 2 mills, and the rest below 1 mills.