Where Do My Tax Dollars Go?
The city's $180.2 million General Fund is its largest fund and supports the majority of the basic services of the city, such as police and fire protection, health and human services, garbage collection and street repair. The largest sources of revenue for the General Fund are property taxes, which together make up approximately 61.2% of the General Fund. The tax rate for the City of Meriden's 2014 Budget is $34.99 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. (Note: Assessed value is 70% of appraised value.)
To see how your annual property taxes pay for all the services provided by the City of Meriden, please enter your property's address or assessed value below.
If you don't know your property's assessed value you can look it up by following these simple steps:
1. Click on the following link, http://gis.meridenct.gov/meriden/PropertySearch.aspx
2. Enter your house number
3. Select your street name
4. Click on Search
5. Click on View
6. Scroll down until you see Assessment (70%): The dollar amount shown is the value you enter below.
For example, if the property assessment shown is $125,700, enter 125700.