Ridgefield, CT asked in Real Estate Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Connecticut

Q: Can a town claim a resident owns a brook that runs 4 miles through town if it’s connected to a state park?

We want to appeal this as the brook is connected to another road and we are being charged property tax on the brook and the land on the other side connected to another street. We were forced to purchase flood insurance and the trees that run along this water source are beginning to fall which could then fall onto a neighboring street.

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN

A: Start looking into this by hiring a CT attorney to search your title, and possibly some upstream/downstream properties. If you are being assessed for something you do not own, complain to the tax authority for the


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