Tax Collector

What We Do

The Tax Collector's Office provides billing and collection of real estate, personal property, and motor vehicle taxes. Taxes are billed and collected semi-annually on real estate and annually on motor vehicles and personal property.

To the Taxpayers of the Town of Waterford

The following taxes become due on July 1, 2018:

All Motor Vehicle & Personal Property taxes are due in full,
Real Estate taxes under $100 are due in full,
The First Installment of Real Estate Taxes over $100

Delinquent taxes (unpaid after August 1) accrue interest at 1.5% interest per month from July 1.

The mill rate is 27.42 on the dollar on the 10/01/2017 grand list.

Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax.

Payments may be made in any of the following three ways:

By Mail: Checks should be made out to the Waterford Tax Collector and mailed with the appropriate payment coupon to 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385.

In-Person: Payments may be brought to the Tax Collector's office at town hall. Please bring the appropriate payment coupon with your payment. We now accept credit card payments in the office.

On-Line: Payments by credit card and electronic check may be made at the Town of Waterford website,,  click on the "Pay Taxes" button on our home page. There are fees associated with electronic payments, please see the payment page for details.

Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday July 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Tax Office will be closed on Wednesday July 4.

It's That Time Of Year Again!
The budget process is done and it is time to send out tax bills for the upcoming fiscal year. The mill rate only went up a fraction of a mill (0.39) to a rate of 27.42. That equates to $27.42 per $1000.00 of value. Tax bills will be mailed at the very end of June, you should receive them on July 1.
Tax bills for this year will begin with the number 2017; this number refers to the grand list year in which your property's assessment was calculated. It does not refer to the calendar year in which the bills are collected. While tax bills are due as of July 1, you have until August 1 to pay your tax without penalty.

You must wait until July 1 to pay your tax bill, the tax office does not accept early payments for the new tax year.

Payment of the July tax bills is required in order to receive a DMV clearance if you have delinquent taxes.


Removal of a DMV Hold

In order to obtain an immediate release of a DMV hold on a registration, your delinquent tax bill(s) must be paid in cash or a bank check. Payment by personal check will result in a 10 day hold before the release is processed; online payments will result in a 3-5 business day hold.

Payments through our authorized collection agency, Rossi Law Office, can be made by credit card. There is a 24 hour hold on ALL payments made to the collection agency. Please take this into consideration if you need a DMV release.

If you have any questions, please call our office at


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There are no separate taxing districts in the Town of Waterford

For information on sewer billing, call the Waterford Utility Commission: 860-444-5886

For information on water billing, call the City of New London: 860-447-5222

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Alan Wilensky Tax Collector (860) 444-5815
Diana Wall Accounts Receivable (860) 444-5816
Laura Brackett Accounts Receivable (860) 444-5816
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