LITCHFIELD — Property owners here will pay 15 cents more for each $1,000 worth of real estate than last year.

The Litchfield Board of Assessors on Wednesday set the tax commitment for fiscal year 2013, which runs from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, and fixed the tax rate at $12.10 for each $1,000 of assessed value, a 1.3 percent increase

This past fiscal year, property owners paid $11.95 for each $1,000 worth of property. A year prior, it was $12.15.

Town Manager Michael Byron said that reduction was partially because of a lower school assessment.

For the current year, some property owners might see a larger increase because of a recent list-and-measure assessment of all structures in the town; some owners might see a reduction as well.

The town recently completed about 200 interviews with property owners who questioned the new real estate valuation.

Tax bills are expected to be mailed next week, Byron said.

The taxes in Litchfield can be paid in three installments, with the first installment due Nov. 1 and the remaining two on Jan. 15 and April 15.

The town’s new assessed value is $310 million, an increase of about $10 million, which Byron attributed largely to the list and measure effort.

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