The Office of Tax Collections administers the tax laws of the State of Connecticut and to uphold the City Charter in an effort to collect the tax revenues in the most cost effective manner; achieve the highest level of voluntary compliance through accurate, efficient and courteous customer services, and perform in a manner which instills public confidence in the integrity and fairness of the state's tax programs.
Mail in payments by: Personal Check, Money Order or Bank Check. Please do not mail in cash payments. Taxes can be paid by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover); a credit card transaction fee applies. The Tax Office suggests you keep your receipts for 15 years.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or interest due. As owners of property, taxpayers are responsible to know when their taxes are due. Failure to have received a bill does not exempt the taxpayer from payment of all taxes and all interest charges and collection cost, per Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-130 and 12- 146. Interest is charged to all late payments. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Tax Bills are mailed in Late June (for October 1st Grand List) and Late December (for Supplemental Grand List), installment due dates of July 1st and January 1st. Taxes must be paid within a month of the due date; if not, there is an interest charge of 1.5 % per month (18 % annually), from the due date with a minimum interest charge of $ 2.00 per bill.
Real Estate Taxes: 1st half due July 1st each year, 2nd half due January 1 each year. No bill will be sent for 2nd installment.
Motor Vehicle & Personal Property Taxes: First half due July 1st each year, second half due January 1st each year. No bill will be sent for the second installment.
Supplemental Motor Vehicle Taxes: Due January 1 each year for vehicles registered after that years' assessment date October 1st & before July 31st.