15 Masonic St will be partially open to the public beginning Monday, January 4, 2021. To ensure the health and safety of our office, only one (1) person will be allowed in the building at a time.
We strongly encourage you to mail in your payments when possible. If you prefer to make a payment in person please remain in your vehicle and use the DRIVE THRU WINDOW during regular office hours for tax payments, water bills, and assessment purposes. Please follow the driveway around the building.
For your safety we ask that you do not walk up to the DRIVE THRU WINDOW. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Important Information Regarding the January 2021 Tax Installment
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR
THE CITY COUNCIL DEFERRED INTEREST ON THE 2019 GRAND LIST JANUARY PAYMENTS
UNTIL APRIL 1, 2021
FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY
Eligibility of Landlords:
In order for a landlord, or any taxpayer that rents or leases to any commercial, residential, or institutional tenant or lessee, to be eligible for the Deferment Program, said landlord must provide an application with supporting documentation to the municipality that the parcel has or will suffer a significant income decline or that commensurate forbearance was offered to their tenants or lessees.
Financial institutions and mortgage servicers that hold property tax payments in escrow on behalf of a borrower shall continue to remit property taxes to the municipality, so long as the borrower remains current on their mortgage or is in a forbearance or deferment program, irrespective of the borrower's eligibility for or participation in the Deferment Program.
The following 2019 GRAND LIST taxes becOme due
on JANUARY 1, 2021:
Second half Personal Property & Real Estate Taxes
Supplemental Motor Vehicle Taxes
Payments made after April 1, 2021 will accrue interest at a rate of 1.5% per month from January 1.
The Executive Order does not give a grace period to the end of April.
What We Do
The Tax Division of the Department of Finance is responsible for the issuing of tax bills and the collection of all taxes (real estate, personal property and motor vehicles), and tax liens levied by the City.
Real Estate Taxes and Personal Property Taxes over $100 are due in two installments, on July 1st and January 1st. All bills are mailed in June with enough copies for both installments.
Regular Motor Vehicle Taxes due in one installment on July 1st.
Supplemental Motor Vehicle Taxes are due in one installment on January 1st.
Interest penalties on delinquent taxes accrue at a rate of 18% per annum by State Statute.
Payments received after the thirty (30) day grace period are considered two (2) months delinquent, i.e. 3% interest penalty, thereafter, 1.5% additional per month.
Checks returned for insufficient funds will be assessed an additional twenty dollar ($20.00) fee and tax, interest and penalty will be required to be paid by certified check or cash.
Mill Rate for Fiscal Year 2021 is 38.19
City Center District Mill Rate Fiscal Year 2021 is 1.20
A Mill is 1/1000 of a dollar.
Taxes are computed by multiplying assessment value by the Mill Rate.
Example: Assessed Value of Property $200,000 Mill Rate
Therefore: $200,000 x .03819 = $7,638.00 annual tax
TO VIEW AND PAY TAX BILLS ONLINE:
View Real Estate, Motor Vehicle and Personal Property Tax Bills and payment history on-line at:
Use this site to obtain the payment information needed for filing your State and Federal Income Taxes and to find out the balance of any outstanding bills.
Payments can be made using a Debit/Credit Card or e-check either on-line or in person at our office through this link to Point n Pay.
Point n Pay is a fee-based service and fees will be quoted to you during your transaction.
Department of Motor Vehicles Releases will be held for 10 business days if payment is made by check or e-check.
**If you have made a payment online and are seeking a DMV clearance, you must contact our office.**
Mon-Fri 8:30 - 4:00
Fax: (860) 447-5298
15 Masonic Street
P. O. Box 1305
New London, CT 06320
Tax Collector / Collector of Revenues
Tax Collection Technician
Tax Collection Technician
JANUARY 2021 DEFERMENT PROGRAM APPLICATION