Who is eligible?
  • Property owner(s) who are 65 years or older at the end of the previous year.
  • Surviving spouse 50 years or older at the time of their spouse’s death and received tax relief for the prior year.  
  • Under 65 years of age and eligible in accordance with federal regulations to receive permanent total disability benefit under Social Security, Railroad retirement and any government disability retirement plan.
  • Must have resided in and paid the property taxes in the Town of Madison for one year prior to application.  In order to be eligible for the Freeze portion of the program applicant(s) must have resided in Madison for at least 10 years by 10/01/2023. 
  • Real property is house and house lot in Madison for which relief is claimed and it must be the legal domicile occupied for 181 days or more per year.  The assessed value of the property cannot exceed the Madison median appraised property value of $563,750.
  • Applicant who is 50 years of age or older, whose spouse is living in a nursing home, and received a tax relief benefit the prior year.  Must continue to meet all other program requirements.
  • Qualifying taxpayer who owns property jointly with a non-spouse, tax relief will be proportionate to the qualifying tax payer’s interest in the property.
  • Applicant with life tenancy is eligible if legally responsible for payment of property taxes.
  • Property held in Trust may be eligible if it is in conformance with the provisions of C.G.S. 12-48, therefore a copy of the Trust must be submitted for review and approval by the Town Attorney.
  • Must meet the income qualifications.

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1. What is the program?
2. Who is eligible?
3. What are the income qualifications?
4. What is the amount of tax relief?
5. Application Procedure