News from the Tax Collector’s Office – 9/8/21
Tax/Assessor’s office will be closed from 12pm - 1pm daily.
Delinquent tax bills will be mailed out soon. If you have not yet paid your taxes please check our website using the above link to find out how much is currently owed.
Delinquent Motor Vehicle bills will also be reported to the DMV and it will be necessary to have all accounts paid to be able to register a vehicle. Please make sure you pay your taxes at least 2 weeks before you need to register your vehicle to make sure you have no compliance issues. You can check DMV’s online services under compliance issues to ensure you are clear before you go to DMV. If you need clearance before the 2 week period of time then you will need to make your payment online with a credit card or at the office with cash or money order as well as let me know that clearance is needed.
Paying online is not immediate and will take 3-5 days to process and post to your account.
The Board of Finance set a mill rate of 39.43 from the recently approved budget. The increase of .57 mills will be added to what is currently due. This supplemental tax amount can be paid at any time if you wish to pay in this calendar year. Otherwise, this supplemental amount due will be billed in January, 2022 for any that are still unpaid.
Motor Vehicles in which the registration expired before Oct. 1, 2020 and was not renewed until after that date will receive a tax bill in January 2022.
Option 1: Online- Save time and pay from home and receive your receipt of payment directly to your email.
You may pay by credit card or electronic check over the internet. A nominal fee will be charged by our vendor, Invoice Cloud.
You can view and/or pay your taxes right from our website which is: https://www.mytaxbill.org/inet/bill/home.do?town=bolton.
Option 2: In person in the lower level of Town Hall, 222 Bolton Center Rd
Please add your phone number to your check so if there are any problems we can get in touch with you quickly.
TAX OFFICE HOURS:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM and Friday 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Please go to the tax collector’s door to the left of Town Hall. Press the button to the left of the door to be let in. You will need to wear a mask. Please be patient as we can only allow 2 people in at a time.
Option 3: Drop Slot
A drop slot to the side of the tax collector’s door at Town Hall is encouraged to be used for payments. Please enclose payment in a sealed envelope addressed to the Tax Collector’s office. Also, please put the best phone number to get in touch with you either on your check or the envelope.
DO NOT PUT PAYMENTS IN THE TOWN MAILBOX.
Option 4: By Mail
Please make checks payable to: Tax Collector, Town of Bolton.
*please add your phone number to your check so if there are any problems we can get in touch with you quickly.
You may mail current year tax payments to:
Town of Bolton, CT
P.O. Box 986500
Boston, MA 02298-6500
Mail Delinquent tax payments to:
222 Bolton Center Rd.
Bolton, CT 06043
If a receipt is desired please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a request for a receipt.
Outstanding Motor Vehicle Taxes and DMV Releases
Delinquent motor vehicle tax bills have been reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
In order to register your car please make your full tax payment for all vehicles under the registrant name(s) at least 2 weeks before registering. Payment must be made in cash, money order/bank check or online with a credit card to be taken off sooner, but you must call or email the office to have it done manually.
Immediate (same day) take off may not be able to be done if there is unavailability in the office.
Before you go to the Department of Motor Vehicles check for compliance issues here DMV Compliance issue check.
Is your car registered? Check here Registration Status.
Did you sell, junk, total, or donate a car?
When you transfer your plate to another vehicle there is NOTHING you need to do. Your credit from what you paid on your old vehicle for the period of time you didn’t have it is automatic. This will be reflected on your first bill for your new vehicle on the Supplemental Tax Bill that comes out in December or January. You will pay in full any tax bills you receive for the old vehicle until you get a bill for the new vehicle.
When you cancel your plate we will need some documentation if you would like us to make an adjustment to your bill.
Please submit to the Assessor’s Office the plate cancellation notice from when you cancelled the plate on the vehicle along with one of the following:
- Bill of Sale
- Junk receipt
- Donation receipt
- Letter from you insurance company stating the vehicle was deemed a total loss
In order for the Assessor’s office to be able to use the documentation listed above it must have the vehicle information including year, make and model along with the vin # of the vehicle. It must also reflect the date the transaction happened.
By cancelling the plate on the vehicle it will take you off of the following October 1 list year.
You do not need to do anything if you are not requesting an adjustment.
Credit Card/Electronic Check Payment Link
*a convenience fee of 2.95% is applied to taxes paid online with a credit card and $0.95 for an electronic check.
Payments made online will reflect on our online portal within 3-5 days after payment is made.