General Tax Information
DMV clearances ARE NOW ONLY DONE ELECTRONICALLY, PER DMV'S SYSTEM. If you fail to pay your taxes on time and allow them to become delinquent, it will take between 24 and 48 hours for your name to be cleared at DMV via electronic file. FILES ARE SENT TO DMV AT THE END OF EVERY BUSINESS DAY AND WE CANNOT IMMEDIATELY RELEASE YOU!
You will NOT be able to register/renew on the same day you pay delinquent taxes.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL LAST MINUTE TO PAY YOUR DELINQUENT TAXES. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!
In an attempt to collect outstanding motor vehicle taxes owed, the city may contract with outside vendors which will provide an additional means for the city to enforce collections by performing daily sweeps of the city to find and boot tax scofflaws and reporting delinquencies to Collection Agencies. Additional fees will be incurred.
Anyone who thinks they owe delinquent motor vehicle taxes should click on the "Make a Payment" link and search by name. Any delinquent payments made shall be in the form of cash, bank check, or money order in person at the counter. Credit card payments are only accepted online, but a processing fee by People's Bank will be charged.
Note: All motor vehicle taxes in your name must be paid in order to register any vehicle in the State of Connecticut.
If you own property in town and do not escrow with a bank or mortgage company and did not receive a tax bill, or need any information, please call our office at 860-584-6270. If you have an escrow account and the real estate tax bill was sent to you, please forward the bill to your bank.
NEW REAL ESTATE OWNER'S: You may be responsible for a tax payment (usually the second installment that is due in January) and we do not send out bills for the Second installment. The entire bill is mailed in July to the owner of record as of October 1, 2018. It is your responsibility to request a bill at the time of the closing, please consult with your Attorney.
Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or interest that accrues. Interest begins to accrue if payments are not received or U.S. postal service postmarked by August 1, 2019.