About the Purchasing Department
The Purchasing Agent is responsible for purchases regulated by the City and its Charter, section 7.14 The Purchasing Agent reports directly to the Director of Finance.
The Purchasing Department is located at 54 Hill Street, Shelton, Ct 06484. The office is open Tuesday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm.
All appointments are scheduled in advance by calling 203-924-1555 x 1506
The Purchasing Agent shall let to bid all purchases (including those made by the Board of Education) which reasonably may involve the expenditure of Five Thousand Dollars ($7,500.00) or more by the Invitation of sealed bids, giving at least ten (10) days notice of the closing for bids by publication at least once In a newspaper having A substantial circulation in the City. Within five (5) days after the closing date for bids, the bids shall be opened publicly by the Purchasing Agent contract for the purchase to the lowest responsible bidder, provided however, the City may reject any, all or any part of any bids. If the authority to award contracts has been delegated, shall award contracts. The Board of Aldermen may establish such other regulations for purchases and bidding as It deems appropriate.
When any purchase Involves an expenditure In excess of TwoThousand Dollars ($2,000.00) and does not exceed SevenThousand FiveHundred and Ninety Nine Dollars ($7,500.00), the Purchasing Agent, or In the case of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education, shall obtain a minimum of three written proposals for the purchase of the item and shall make such purchase from the lowest responsible vendor, unless the Purchasing Agent, or In the case of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education determines other wise and in that event, the Purchasing Agent or in the case, of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education shall create and maintain a written record of the reasons for such choice.
"Purchase" as used herein shall be defined to include the purchase In any fiscal year of any item, service or combination of items or services which singly or in the aggregate total the amounts indicated herein. Aggregate purchases shall not be divided into smaller increments so as to avoid the provisions called for herein.
The Board of Aldermen and the Board of Education for its purchases shall establish by resolution those services which are considered as professional and as to which bidding is not required. The Board of Aldermen and the Board of Education respectively may by such resolution establish such procedures with regard thereto as each deems reasonable. When the purchase of goods and the provision for services are combined, that portion involving the purchase of goods shall be subject to the provisions of this section.
Waiver of Bids: Whenever the Purchasing Agent shall determine that bidding for any particular goods or services would be impractical, impossible, or unwise, the Purchasing Agent shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen that bids be waived. Each such recommendation shall be in writing and shall state its reason. If the Board approves such recommendation by an affirmative vote of at least six (6) of the eight (8) members, bids shall, be waived and the goods or services shall be purchased In such manner as the Board of Aldermen directs.
The Director of Finance shall record the amount of each authorized purchase and each contract for a future purchase a encumbrance against the appropriation from which it is paid or to be paid.
Each charge and prospective charge against at the City shall state the Department and the appropriation against which it is to be charged. The Director of Finance or his agent shall audit and approve as correct and valid each charge against the City and shall authorize payment of all approved charges in writing. At the end of each month the Board of Apportionment and Taxation shall review the charges against the City for the preceding month and may make recommendations to the Mayor concerning charges against the City.
The Director of Finance shall prescribe the time at which and the manner in which persons receiving money for the account of the City shall be paid.
Online Purchasing Forms
Current Bid Invitations
Please contact the Purchasing Department for complete Bid Packets
54 Hill Street – Second Floor
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 924-1555 ext. 1506
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
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To receive bid specifications please contact the purchasing department, (203) 924-1555 Ext.1304.
As prescribed by General Statutes the Assessor’s Department annually files the Grand List, which is the valuation and assessment of real property, business personal property, and motor vehicles for municipal taxation purposes.
In addition to the filing of the Grand List, it is the responsibility of the department to administer all programs mandated under State Law, State and Local benefits for veteran’s, totally disabled, the blind, and elderly homeowners and renters.
2018 Personal Property
The Shelton Assessor’s Office has mailed Business Personal Property Declarations for the October 1, 2018 Grand List to all known businesses or commercial and industrial operations in the city.
In accordance with Connecticut Statutes, all resident and non-resident owners and lessees of tangible personal property utilized for business purposes are to file a list of such property annually with the Assessor. All forms are to be filled out and returned on or before Wednesday, November 1, 2018.
When the forms are not filed within the time limit, a 25% penalty is applied against the assessed value. Failure to file shall subject the taxpayer to valuation by the Assessor, based on best information available, and a 25% penalty.
Failure to receive a form does not excuse a taxpayer from his or her obligation. If one is operating a business or profession in the city and has not received the mailing, contact the Assessor’s Office or download below.
For more information, call 203-924-1555 ext 1352.
Programs and Exemptions
Programs and exemptions available through the Shelton Assessor’s office
Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowners Program
State and local programs are available to homeowners who are 65 years of age and homeowners, regardless of age, who are totally disabled. The program grants credit against tax payments.
Income limits for the program are set annually by the Office of Policy and Management. Income includes wages, pension, Social Security payments, and interest on savings.
Applications are accepted in the Assessor’s Office from February 1st to May 15th.
Elderly Homeowners Freeze Program
In October 2007 the Board of Alderman approved by municipal ordinance an Elderly Homeowners Freeze program. To be eligible one must be 70 years of age. The income limits for the Local Freeze Program are the same as the income limits for the State and Local Homeowners and Totally disabled Programs. If one meets the guidelines, the taxes are frozen. The Local Elderly Freeze Program is in addition to the State and Local Elderly Homeowners Program. Applications are accepted between February 1st and May 15th each year.
Elderly and Totally Disabled Renters Program
Partial refund of rent and utility bills, by a check from the state, is available to renters who are 65 years old, and to renters (no age requirement), who are totally disabled.
Income limits for the program are set annually by the Office of Policy and Management.
Applications are taken at the Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St, from April 1st to October 1st.
Veterans who served in the Armed Forces of the U.S. during wartime, or who have a disability rating from the Veterans’ Administration, and have filed their honorable discharge papers in the Shelton City/Town Clerk’s Office, may qualify for a veteran exemption off the assessment of their property. The filing deadline for discharge papers is September 30th.
There are different programs that a veteran may be eligible for, and the filing period for the applications with the Assessor’s Office is from February 1st to October 1st.
A person who is legally blind, and has provided to the Assessor’s Office a certificate from a qualified medical practitioner to the fact, can receive a state exemption on property. An additional local exemption (income qualifying) may also apply.
Totally Disabled Exemption
An exemption on property can be granted to an individual who receives permanent full disability benefits under Social Security, or under any federal, state, or local government retirement or disability plan. The person must present, to the Assessor’s Office, a certificate of disability, from the agency that grants the benefits. An additional local exemption (income qualifying) may also apply.