Tax bills for Real Estate and Personal Property are mailed in June each year. The bill includes both the July and January installments. If the tax owed is under $600, the full amount of the bill is due in July with a 30-day grace period. If the tax owed is over $600, the bill is split into 2 payments with 1 due in July and 1 due in January.
The Town does not send out a reminder for the January installment. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to remember to pay the 2nd installment in January. You may pay in person at Town Hall, by mail or online.
Personal Property Taxes are due July 1 and January 1 with a 1-month grace period. According to State Statute Section 12-169, when the final day for payment falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, payment may be made without interest or penalty on the next business day. If the tax owed is over $600, the bill is split into 2 payments with 1 due in July and 1 due in January. You may pay in person at Town Hall, by mail or online.
Delinquent Property Taxes
Delinquent Property Taxes incur interest at a rate of 1.5% per month (18% per year), if they are received or postmarked after the 30-day grace period. The interest is charged back to the due date of July 1 and January 1. The 1st month the taxes become delinquent, the interest charge will be 3% (July and August) and (January and February).
It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to contact the Tax Office if a bill was not received. Non-receipt of a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or the interest. If a taxpayer inadvertently receives a real estate bill, the taxpayer should immediately forward it to their bank if taxes are escrowed.