Welcome to the assessment information site for the Town of Darien. This site provides you with the information on Real Property data maintained by the Assessor's Office along with the ability to do comparable searches, property sales, exemption information, and tax bill information. Important dates and information about the assessment process will be described for your information and please contact the office with any questions or concerns.
Important Dates in the Assessment Cycle
March 1st: Taxable Status Date - Deadline for filing exemption applications
May 1st: Tentative Assessment Roll is filed
1st Monday in June: Grievance Day - Board of Assessment Review meets to hear all properly filed complaints regarding assessments
July 1st: Final Assessment Roll is filed - The assessed value for each property on the final roll is used for tax purposes for the next year
- Reports: Residential sales and property inventories will be available online for inspection
- Internet Access: The assessment and sales information will be on the Internet Website
- Verify property information
- Review inventory data on individual property
- Review current sales information
- Analyze sales information about similar properties
In comparing similar sales it is important to remember that location, style, age, and size are critical to the comparison process. For example: if you purchased your home for $200,000 on a particular street or neighborhood DO NOT look for homes that sell for $150,000 in other neighborhoods or compare a 5 year old house with a 50 year old house. PLEASE BE REALISTIC.
INFORMAL REVIEW PROCESS
The Assessor's Office will continue to offer property owners an Informal Review Process. If you feel your assessment is incorrect then you must provide the Assessor with reasonable information, based on market sales, that supports your opinion of market value.
To schedule an informal review call: 585-547-2274 ext. 25
THE GOAL OF THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE IS TO DETERMINE THE FAIR AND EQUITABLE ASSESSMENT FOR YOUR PROPERTY.