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.
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
If you have any questions, please call our office at
Collections Part II
It is the duty and responsibility of the Tax Collector's office to efficiently collect, in a timely manner, the full extent of the tax levy of the Town.
It has been the standard procedure of this department that when a motor vehicle or personal property tax bill remains unpaid after 90 days, we utilize the additional services of a State Marshal or a debt collection agency. This happens only after a delinquent notice (Demand Statement) is sent to any taxpayer with a tax balance.
It is vital for the Town and the citizens therein thet we collect as close to 100% of the tax levy as possible. By doing so, we can maintain the lowest possible mill rate for if the collection rate drops, it is then necessary to increase the mill rate in order to compensate for the decrease in collections.
We do not revel in the delinquent collection procedure. It is our duty to collect the full amount of the levy. Please remember that no interest, fees, or withholding of motor vehicle registrations occur if your tax bill is paid in a timely fashion.
Instructions For An IRS Payment Report
You are now able to get a payment report showing all of your tax payments for the previous calendar year that you can use for preparing your income tax return.
- Select the "Pay/View Tax Bill" button below, this will take you to the instruction page.
- Select "Pay/View Tax Bill", this will bring you to the tax bill search page.
- Enter your last name and first initial in the search criteria oval and then click the "IRS Payment Records For Year 2016" bubble directly below the search oval. Click "Search".
- In the green header bar, select the IRS checkbox.
- A new box entitled "View IRS" will appear above the green header bar, select this box.
This will provide you with a detailed and printable report for your records. Remember that your bills may be in different people's names (a car may be in your spouse's name) so you may need to generate more than one report.
If you need additional help, please call the Tax Office at 860-444-5816
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