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.
Another decrease in the mill rate!
For the second year in a row, Waterford has been able to lower the mill rate. There was a decrease of .23 which means that the new mill rate for tax bills in July will be 27.64. Good work by all Town of Waterford departments in the budget process resulting in a lower tax rate for our citizens.
It's Getting to be that time of year again...
Everyone is excited that the new fiscal year tax bills will be arriving soon. We are prepring for that now and you should be receiving your tax bills on/about July 1!
Please remember that, should you receive your bills before July 1, we
DO NOT ACCEPT
pre-payments of your taxes. We collect the taxes in the fiscal year in which they are designated. So we know that you are excited to pay but please wait until at least July 1 to make your payment! You have through and including August 2 to make your payment without penalty. See you real soon!
Do You Need A Release At DMV?
Follow the 10-3-0 Rule!!
10-Day Hold on Personal Checks;
3-Day Hold On Online Payments;
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.
If you have any questions, please call our office at
A dropbox 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.
It will be checked on a regular basis throughout the business day.
Please remember that items placed in the dropbox 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!
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