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.


ATTENTION!! There is a change to your tax bill due date!!!
The Governor has issued an executive order that extends the due date of your January tax bills.
The new delinquent date is April 1, 2021

The delinquent date is April 1, the executive order does not give a grace
period to the end of April.

As was the case in July, the Governor's Executive Order providing for the payment extension requires landlords to file an application
in order to qualify for the deferral to April 1. Landlords need to file the application in the Tax Collector's office by January 31. Applications are available via the hot-link on the left panel of this website or in the Tax Office. We ask for your understanding in this matter as we are simply attempting to comply with all of the provisions of the Executive Order.


 Happy New Year
from your friendly, neighborhood Tax Collector!

As we end this calendar year, the tax office is preparing for the start of the second half of the fiscal year. That means that the
second installment of real estate taxes is due on/before April 1, 2021. Also, if you registered a motor vehicle after October 1, 2019, you will be receiving a Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax bill on/about January 1. These partial year bills cover the time from the month of your registration through September 30, 2020.
If you traded your old car in for a newer vehicle and you transferred your license plate, you will be receiving a credit on your bill for the prepaid taxes on the older
vehicle. The detail of that credit will appear in the center section of the bill. The Supplemantal Motor Vehicle Tax bill is also due on/before April 1, 2021.

Now for the statutorially required not-so-fine print:


The following taxes are due January 1, 2021:
The 2nd installment of Real Estate taxes on the 2019 Grand List,
2019 Grand List Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax
for cars registered after October 2, 2019.


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

Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or subsequent fees and interest.

Payments may be made in person or by mail at the
Tax Collector’s Office
15 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385 or
online at
Office hours are: 8:00am-4:00pm Mon-Fri
Because of the extended due date, the Tax Office WILL NOT BE OPEN ON
Saturday Jan. 30, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm.
Waterford Town Hall will be closed on January 1 and 18, 2021.


A Report For Filing Your Tax Return
On the left side of this page, there is a link to the IRS payment report. This will give you the instructions for a  printout of all the taxes that you paid in calendar year 2020 that you can use
in order to fill out you state and/or federal tax returns.

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.



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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