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Yes, you may pay all bills with one check; reference all bill numbers on the check.
To avoid a penalty, payment must be federally postmarked, hand delivered, or made online on or before the installment due dates of August 1st or February 1st. Payments made after the installment due dates will incur interest at the rate of 1.5% per month from the original due date. Therefore, interest accrued in August is 3% (1.5% for July and 1.5% for August) and interest accrued in February for second installment payments and supplemental motor vehicle bills is 3% (1.5% for January and 1.5% for February).
Methods of receiving receipts include:
At any time you may call the tax office at 860-258-2717 and request a receipt to be mailed out to you.
Forward your bill to the bank. Then ask your bank to contact the Tax Office to request that all future tax bills be sent directly to them.
If you are over the age of 65 and meet income limits set by the State of CT, you may be eligible for future tax relief. Visit the Assessor's Office page for more information. The application period is between February 1st and May 15th.
Yes. You may be eligible for future tax relief. Visit the Assessor's Office page or call 860-258-2722 for more information.
Pay by electronic check or by debit/credit card via our Online Portal. There is a convenience fee for a credit/debit card of 2.50% of the transaction amount. There is no fee for paying by electronic check. Convenience fees are nonrefundable.
Mail payment in the enclosed return envelope.
Payments can be placed in the Town Hall drop box. The drop box is located at the main entrance to Town Hall located at 761 Old Main Street. Payments must be received by midnight of the due date. No cash payments are accepted in the drop box.
Paying in person. There can be long lines in the Tax Office during collection months. For fastest service when paying in person, have your tax bill with you and your check filled out. Write your bill number(s) on your check. You may also "drop off" payments at the tax office drop box located at the door of the main entrance to the Town Hall.
Visit the Tax Collector page to review the current mill rate.
Motor vehicle tax bills are due on July 1 and are for vehicles registered as of October 1st of the previous year. They cover the period of October 1st through September 30th (e.g. the tax bill due July 1, 2019 covers the period of October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019).
Supplemental motor vehicle bills are due on January 1st and cover the month of registration through September (e.g. a new car is registered November of 2018. The bill is due January 1, 2020 and covers November 2018 through September 2019).
Real Estate taxes are billed in two installments. The first installment is due July 1st and covers the period of July 1st through December 31st. The second installment is due January 1st and covers the period of January 1st through June 30th.
Business Personal Property taxes are billed in two installments unless the total bill is $300 or less for the year. The first installment is due July 1st and the second installment is due January 1st. The bills are based on the assessment as of October 1st of the previous year and are never prorated.
Due dates for the first and second installments of tax payments can be found on the Tax Collector page.