The Tax Office is responsible for collection of Town property taxes, including real estate, motor vehicle, and personal property for businesses.
The bills for real estate and personal property are split into two installments; the first is due July 1 and the second due January 1 of each year. Tax bills are mailed out once per year in June and have two installment stubs, July and January. We do not re-bill for the January installment.
Motor Vehicle taxes are paid in one installment. Regular motor vehicle bills are due July 1 and supplemental motor vehicle bills (for vehicles registered after Oct. 1) are due January 1.
The mill rate is typically set in May or June, once the Town's budget has been approved at the Annual Town Meeting. The mill rate equals 1/1000 of a dollar and is applied to all taxable property.
Interest on delinquent taxes accrues at the rate of 1.5% per month. Connecticut State Statutes 12-145 and 12-146 state that municipal tax collectors do not have the authority to waive interest. All delinquent motor vehicle bills must be paid by cash or certified bank check to obtain a DMV release for registration.
Due to upgrades at the Connecitcut DMV, and real-time portal releasing, CASH AND/OR BANK CHECK is required to receive the necessary clearance for DMV. As of November 16, 2015, DMV no longer accepts paper releases. There will be NO exceptions. PLEASE BRING CASH AND/OR BANK CHECK IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A DMV CLEARANCE.