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 first 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 tax bill, the taxpayer should immediately forward it to their bank if taxes are escrowed.
Delinquent Motor Vehicle Taxes
Delinquent motor vehicle taxes are reported to the State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. Delinquent taxes will prevent a vehicle owner from obtaining or renewing their vehicle registration. Anyone needing a motor vehicle clearance must pay the tax bill on all vehicles owned in cash or certified funds. Any taxes listed under the owners name must be brought current. The Tax Collector may also require a forthcoming bill to be paid in full before granting clearance.