- Tax Collector
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.
It’s almost that time of year again…tax bills will be mailed at the end of June and should be in your mailbox on/about July 1…..
We Try to Answer Your Questions
Q: What time period does my bill cover?
A: Motor Vehicle bills cover October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023;
Real Estate bills cover from
July 1, 2023 thru June 30, 2024.
Q: When are my taxes due?
A: The last day to pay your July taxes without penalty is AUGUST 1, 2023 Payments must be received in the office or postmarked on or before AUGUST 1
Q: What is the mill rate?
A: The Mill Rate is 21.20, this is a decrease of 6.36 (23%) from last year.
Q: How may I make payment?
* Make checks payable to Waterford Tax Collector, bring to Town Hall or mail along with the “Return with Payment” coupon from your tax bill.
* Credit card payments and electronic check payments may be made at the Town of Waterford website, waterfordct.org, and follow the link that says “Online Payments”
Q: What happens if my taxes become delinquent?
A: State law mandates interest charged at the rate of 1½% per month on all delinquent amounts from the due date. There is a minimum interest charge of $2.00 per bill or per installment.
Real Estate tax delinquencies will cause a lien to be placed in the land records at a fee of $24.00 if there is an unpaid balance after April 30, 2024.
Personal Property is subject to a lien placed with the Connecticut Secretary of the State if not paid by October 1, 2023.
Motor Vehicle registrations will not be processed by the DMV until all vehicle taxes in your name are paid in full.
Your tax bill will contain a full brochure that will answer more of your questions, or you can call the Tax Office
Your online payment will not result in an immediate release of the DMV registration hold! Online payments do not post to your account for approximately 3 business days. For an immediate release, you need to pay your delinquent bills in cash or cash equivalent (cashier's check or money order).
Release At DMV
Follow the 10-3-1-0 Rule!!
- 10-Day Hold on Personal Checks,
- 3-Day Hold On Online Payments,
- 1 Day Hold On Payments To The Rossi Law Office,
- 0-Day Hold On Cash Payments or Certified Checks.
If you need an immediate release at DMV, please let us know!
(Payments through our authorized collection agency, Rossi Law Office, can be made by credit card without additional credit card fees. 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.)
*A drop box has been placed at the back entrance of Town Hall.
*Tax payments or other mail for Town Hall departments may be placed in the box.
*Please remember that items placed in the drop box are not dated or time-stamped so if you have a
time-sensitive event, please make sure that there is a postmark or other date-specific,
legal marking on your item; otherwise, you should mail the item so that it has a legal postmark.
*Please, no cash payments in the drop box!