Tel: (860) 870-3113
Fax: (860) 870-3704
Monday: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tue - Thur: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Tax Collector: Ann Marie Conti, CCMC
Deputy Collector: Brenda Gower, CCMC
Tax Clerk: Dawn Stavens
The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of the real estate, motor vehicle, personal property taxes, water assessments, trash collection fees, sewer assessments and sewer use charges.
|Online Tax Payments
Payments Accepted: Electronic checks using a checking or savings account or the following card types are accepted for payments.
Visa is not accepted for sewer payments.
Online payments will incur a convenience fee. The Town of Ellington receives only your payment amount. Convenience fees cover various administrative costs associated with accepting payments and are non-refundable. The convenience fee amount is automatically calculated and is shown on the payment page before you submit your payment for processing. Convenience fees will appear as a separate charge from the bill amount on your credit card or bank statement.
If you need assistance using online bill pay or you have a question about your account, please call (860) 870-3113 or email email@example.com.
If there is an error in the credit card charge, please contact Invoice Cloud at (877) 256-8330 x2700.
- The convenience fee when using a credit card is a percentage rate fee of up to 2.95% with a minimum charge of $1.00
- The convenience fee when using an electonic check is $.95
Click here to view Online Payment FAQs.
Mill Rate - A mill is a unit of monetary measure equal to 1/1000 of a dollar.
The mill rate is a number determined by dividing the grand levy (amount of revenue required) by the grand list (total assessed value of all taxable property). The mill rate is then applied to each taxpayer's taxable property.
The mill rate for the October 1, 2011 Grand List is 27.9
Example: Assessment x Mill Rate = Tax Dollars
A Motor Vehicle assessed at 10,320 would equal $287.93.
Current Mill Rate and Mill Rate History
Tax Payments: A courtesy reply envelope is included with your tax bill if you wish to mail your tax payment. Care should be given to the address you will be sending your tax payment to. Please discard all Hartford, CT payment return envelopes you may have in your possession as it is no longer a valid address. The period for the forwarding mail service has expired; therefore your payment will be returned to you. This may result in your tax payment being late and subject to penalty.
Our lockbox service is designed to increase payment and posting accuracy and improve cash flow by reducing processing time between delivery of mail and depositing of payments.
Our new remittance address is: TOWN OF ELLINGTON, PO BOX 416316, BOSTON, MA 02241-6316
Our lockbox service will only process current tax payments. Payments made after the 30 days grace period must be mailed to: TOWN OF ELLINGTON, PO BOX 158, ELLINGTON, CT 06029-0158.
| ||Payment Due Calendar|
||Real Estate 1st installment; Personal Property 1st installment; Motor Vehicle single payment
||Sewer Usage Fee
||Refuse Fee: $103 per year
||Real Estate 2nd installment; Personal Property 2nd installment; Supplemental Motor Vehicle tax only if applicable
||Sewer Usage Fee
||Sewer Benefit Assessment Fee
Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes Due - Tax bills go out the end of June each year. The tax bill includes both the July and the January installment. If under $600, the tax is due in full in July; Tax bills in excess of $600 are split into two payments. WE DO NOT BILL AGAIN FOR JANUARY INSTALLLMENT. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REMEMBER TO PAY.
Motor Vehicle Taxes are due in full in July.
Please make checks payable to the "Tax Collector, Town of Ellington".
Property Taxes are due July 1, and January 1 with a one-month grace period. According to State Statute Sec. 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. You may pay in person, by mail, or online.
Past Due Taxes - Interest will be charged on all payments received or postmarked after the 30 day grace period at the rate of 1.5 % per month, 18% per year. The interest is charged back to the due date of July 1 and January 1. The first month it is delinquent the interest is 3% (July and August) and (January and February). It is the taxpayer's responsibility to call the Tax Office if you did not receive a bill. Non-receipt of a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or interest. If you inadvertently receive your real estate tax bill, please forward it immediately to your bank.
Motor Vehicle tax bills cover the period of October 1 through September 30th. If a vehicle was replaced after 10/01/11 and the registration was transferred to another vehicle, this bill is still due. You will receive an automatic credit for this vehicle on a supplemental bill in January. For vehicles sold, stolen, totally destroyed and the registration was not transferred to another vehicle, or if you have moved out of state, you may be eligible for a tax credit. To obtain a credit, you must furnish proof as required by the Assessor at (860) 870-3109.
All delinquent motor vehicle taxes are reported to the State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. This will prevent you from renewing your registration. Anyone needing a motor vehicle clearance must pay their tax bill in cash or certified funds. All taxes on all motor vehicles under your name must be paid in full. The Tax Collector may also require a forthcoming bill to be paid in full.