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FAQs

What forms of payment will you take?

We can take cash, check, money order or certified check.  We also take online credit card and electronic check payments.  A processing fee of 2.95% is applied to credit card payments including debit cards. Electronic check payment fees are $0.95 per transaction. 

Can I send one check for all my bills?

Yes, you can send one check for the bills that you receive.  

Please make sure your phone number is on your check in case we need to contact you.

How is the value of my real estate property determined?

State law requires that all real estate, other than land classified as farm or forest, be assessed at 70% of true and actual (market) value as of October 1, 2018, the date of the last revaluation.

What if I am missing a bill?

If you are missing a tax bill please call my office immediately at 860-649-8066 ext.6101 or check on this website under “online tax bill lookup”.  Failure to receive a tax bill does not void the tax and/or interest charges.

WHAT TYPES OF PROPERTY ARE SUBJECT TO LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES?

Motor Vehicle

  • All motor vehicles registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Motor Vehicles purchased between October 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021, will receive a bill in January 2022 pro-rated to the time it was purchased.
  • If you have sold or junked a motor vehicle, or have moved out of state and returned your plates to the DMV, you may be eligible for a tax credit.  Please bring to the Assessor’s office the plate receipt for returned plates as well as one of the following: bill of sale, or the registration for the state in which you currently reside.  Please do this during the month the bill is issued.
  • If you have moved to a different town in Connecticut, please make sure your motor vehicle registrations are changed to your current address in order to make sure that the correct town receives the information. 
  • State law requires that the N.A.D.A. appraisal guide be used to determine the value of your car; 70% of that value determines your assessment.

Real Estate

  • All real property listed on the current grand list.
  • If the bill you receive is for real estate which you no longer own, please return the tax bill to the Tax Collector as soon as possible with the name and address of the new owner if known.
  • If you recently refinanced or paid off your mortgage and did not receive a bill please call my office or look online for your tax bill.  Interest cannot be waived by not receiving a bill.
  • If you get a full real estate bill and you escrow your taxes with your mortgage lender, please forward the bill to them for payment.
  • If you qualify for a veteran’s exemption, please be sure the proper information is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

Personal Property

  • Includes primary business equipment, commercial furniture and fixtures, and unregistered motor vehicles.