Assessor

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Email

Jessica Sypher

jsypher@essexct.gov

Nancy Berryman

nberryman@essexct.gov

Phone

Jessica Sypher: 860-767-4340 Ext. 124
Nancy Berryman: 860-767-4340 Ext. 123

Address

Essex Town Hall
jsypher@essexct.gov

Key Contacts

Jessica Sypher
860-767-4340 x124

Duties & Responsibilities

In accordance with CT General Statutes, the Assessor is responsible for discovering, listing and valuing all real and personal property within the Town. Real property includes land and improvements permanently attached to land. Personal property is all property not classified as real. For example, business equipment, unregistered motor vehicles, snow mobiles, etc. The Grand List must contain a listing of all taxable and tax-exempt property as of October 1st annually.

An Assessor must be certified in order to sign the Grand List. Certification can only be obtained after passing a comprehensive exam. A person is eligible to take the exam after successful completion of 5 courses and a minimum of 4 years experience in the assessment field.

The Assessor's office is responsible for the administration of certain tax relief programs for the elderly, totally disabled, and veterans of the military. We also accept applications to classify land as farm, forest, or open space.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jessica Sypher Assessor 860-767-4340 x124
Nancy Berryman Assistant to Assessor 860-767-4340 x123
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