Mansfield is one of about twenty plus municipalities in Northeastern Connecticut known to have properties built using defective concrete in building foundations. Legislation has recently passed allowing owners of properties built in 1983 or later, who have been impacted by defective concrete, to receive a reduced property assessment.
You must, however, have a licensed, professional engineer inspect your property and provide you with a written report indicating that your property has defective concrete.
A copy of the engineer’s report must be submitted to the Assessor’s Office, and the assessment staff must also inspect your property. For more information about the process of receiving a reduced assessment, please contact our office by phone: 860-429-3311.
Below are links to important information.
Below are helpful links regarding the process to claim a casualty loss with the IRS. Disclaimer: the Town cannot provide any specific recommendations or assistance regarding this matter:
IRS Revenue Procedure 2017-60: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-17-60.pdf
IRS Revenue Procedure 2018-14: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-18-14.pdf