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.
A Change in the Due Date For Taxes
Due to the current conditions associated with the fiscal impact of the Coronavirus, the Town of Waterford has
voted to change the due date for the tax bills
coming out this July. Normally the last day to pay taxes without interest penalty is August 1 (this year it would be August 3 as the 1st falls on a Saturday).
For the July tax bills, the new date to pay without interest will be
October 1, 2020.
All taxpayers* in Waterford will receive this 60 day extension to pay our municipal taxes. This extension will only apply to taxes due on July 1. The January installment is unaffected by this decision
*Taxes that are in escrow are not covered by this decision. Escrowed taxes are still payable on/before August 3.
According to the Governor's Executive Orders, all landlords (commercial & residential) are required to file an application in order to qualify for the tax deferral program.
The application attests to the fact that:
1) The property has or will suffer a significant revenue decline, OR
2) You have offered "Commensurate Forbearance" to tenants or lessees.
The application form has been mailed to all identified landlords, and the form is also available from the link on the left side of this page along with a list of FAQs and explanations of all terms and requirements.
The deadline for returning the application is June 30, 2020.
Failure to return the completed application will result in the loss of the 90-day deferment and interest will be charged after August 3!
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.
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.
YOUR REPORT WILL SHOW ALL BILLS PAID IN THE
CALENDAR YEAR 2019.
CURRENT YEAR TAX BILLS ARE DATED WITH A PREFIX OF 2018
Instructions are available by clicking on the IRS Payment Report hotlink on the left hand side of this page
***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 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
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