Programs

Elderly and Disabled Homeowners Tax Relief Program:  To qualify for this program, applicants must be 65 years of age or 100% Social Security Disabled, and must own or have Life Use of the property, and must reside at the property for which tax relief is being sought.  Applications must be filed between February 1st and May 15th.  Income limits cannot exceed $35,200 for a single person and $42,900 for married.  For additional information regarding this program please contact the Assessors Office.

Local Option Elderly and Disabled Homeowners Tax Relief:  To qualify for the Local Option Tax relief, the applicant must have been a resident of the Town of Franklin for ten years immediately preceding the commencement of his/her receipt of this tax credit and meet the eligibility requirements of Section 12-2129n of the Connecticut General Statutes tax relief program (Elderly and Disabled Homeowners Tax Relief Program) Social Security Disability Exemption:  An exemption in the amount of $1,000 is available to applicants who are 100% Social Security Disabled.  To qualify for this exemption, applicants must submit proof of disability TPQY Statement from the Social Security Office.  For required form and additional information regarding this program please contact the assessors office.

Blind Exemption:  an exemption in the amount of 3,000 may be available to persons who have received a Certificate of Legal Blindness issued by the State of Connecticut.  In order to receive this exemption, the Certificate must be on file with the Assessors Office prior to January 31st.  For the required form and additional information regarding this program please contact the assessors office.

Elderly and Totally Disable Renters Rebate Program:  To qualify Elderly applicants must have been at least 65 years of age before December 31, 2016, rent or share rent and have lived in Connecticut for one year.  An applicants adjusted gross income, including Social Security Benefits must not exceed 35,200 if single or 42,900 if married.  For additional information and the required form please contact the Assessors Office.

Veteran Programs:  Veteran:  3,000.  Must file DD214 honorable discharge with town clerk on or before October 1st and served 90 days active service during a war period.   For additional information please contact the Assessors Office.

Additional Veteran Exemption:  An additional exemption equal to twice the amount of veterans exemption being received for those applicants who meet the income limits.  Filing period is February 1st through October 1st.  For income requirement, required form, and other information please contact the Assessor's Office.

Additional Veterans 100% Disabled:  An additional exemption in an amount equal to three times the amount of the exception provided for such person pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes 12-81(20).  For income requirement and required form please contact the Assessors Office.

Active Duty Serviceman:  One passenger motor vehicle.  Written application for this exemption must be filed no later than December 31st following the assessment date for which the tax on the vehicle is due.  Click here for CT Resident Application OR Click here for Non-CT Resident Application.  For additional information please contact Assessors Office.

Ambulance Type Motor Vehicles:  Any motor vehicle specially designed and equipped for purpose of transporting medically incapacitated individuals.  For required form and additional information please contact Assessors Office.

PA 490 Programs Forest land and Farmland:  Public Act 490 provides for the valuation of land that is used and classified as farm, forest or open space. When land is classified as farm land, forest land or open space, its assessment is based on its use value rather than on market value.  The use values are recommended by the Office of Policy and Management and the Department of Agriculture and are updated every five years.  To qualify for classification of land as farm land, the land must actively be farmed and application must be made to the Assessors Office.  In determining whether such land is classified farm land, such assessor shall take into account, among other things the acreage of such land, the portion thereof in actual use for farming or agricultural operations, the productivity of such land, the gross income derived from farming and the nature and value of the equipment used in connection with the farming.  Click here for Application Form.   For additional information please contact the Assessors Office.