Westport Assessor Paul Friia today reminded residents that the Assessor’s Office and the

Human Services Department are continuing to take applications for the state and local tax relief


The programs are open to homeowners who are totally disabled or who have reached the age of

65 by the date of application.

Application deadlines for the programs are:

Town Credit Wednesday, May 15

State Credit Wednesday, May 15

Town Add’l vets Tuesday, October 1

Town Sewer Deferral Friday, November 15

Town Real Estate Deferral Friday, December 27

Qualified applicants for the state program are those who own their homes or hold a “life use”

title to their home, have resided in Connecticut for one year prior to filing application, and whose

qualifying income does not exceed $34,100 for single, or $41,600 for married couples.

Westport’s local program provides qualified homeowners either a tax credit with a maximum

income level of $55,000 and/or a tax deferral with a maximum income level of $75,000.

Qualified homeowners with incomes of $75,000-$100,000 are able to defer tax increase from the

previous year only.

The local veteran’s program offers $20,000 off of the assessment. This is also based on

qualifying income not to exceed $59,100 for single and $66,600 for married. To be eligible for

this program, veteran discharge papers must be recorded with the Town Clerk.

Residents should contact the Assessor’s Office at (203) 341-1070 or Human Services at

(203) 341-1050 for additional information. All applications will be taken by appointment

only. Detailed information of these programs is available on the Town of Westport’s website:


By Alex

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