Homeowners Program for the Elderly: February 1st thru May 15th New Application for Farm, Forest & Open Space: September 1st thru October 31st Veterans Disability filed prior to: October 1st Social Security Disability filed prior to: December 31st Letters from Servicemen filed prior to: October 1st Veteran’s Discharge (filed w/Town Clerk) by: September 30th Personal Property owned Oct. 1 declared annually:October 1st thru November 1st
In an on-going effort to get your motor vehicles tax bills out in a timely manner please check you vehicles registrations, whether new or renewals, to be sure that the tax town code of “145” for Union (not Stafford or Eastford) appears in the upper right hand corner of this form. If you need to change your tax town code please download and complete the Tax Town Correction Form.
Removing Motor Vehicles from the Grand List
In order for the Assessor to remove any motor vehicle from the Grand List or to provide a prorated bill, proof must be supplied to the Assessor’s Office that you were not the owner, in UNION, as of October 1st, or that the vehicle was sold, stolen, destroyed, or registered out of state and NOT replaced. Acceptable forms of proof are explained here.
Union was the last town to be settled east of the Connecticut River, largely because of its rough terrain and poor soil. In 1633, John Oldham, an adventurer from Massachusetts, obtained specimens of black lead or graphite from the Indians. During the Revolutionary War Governor Trumbull tapped this valuable resource for use at cannon foundries. On July 1, 1720 the General Assembly sold 12,500 acres to 12 proprietors for 307 pounds, comprising the area that is now Union.