27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051
Tel: (860) 826-3317
- Cheryl S. Blogoslawski, Tax Collector
- Carmen Ellison, Acting Tax Assistant
Regular Office Hours: 8:15am - 3:45 pm
Monday thru Friday.
Evening Office Hours: 8:15 am - 6:45 pm.
Last Thursday of every month.
The overall responsibility of the Tax Collector's Office is the management of an effective and efficient tax collection process for the City ~ in adherence to all related Revenue Collection State Statues. This involves everything from billing (taxes), informing (the public) and advising (taxpayers) on all matters relevant to municipal property taxes.
Delinquent Motor Vehicle Tax data is reported monthly to Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Doing so helps alert taxpayers to any taxes they may owe (and need to pay) before registering/renewing a vehicle. Correspondence is answered on a daily basis. Jeopardy taxes on businesses being closed are issued and followed through to effect possible collection. Notices from the Bankruptcy Court must be checked for outstanding taxes. Reports (of all Assessor corrections resulting in monies due back) are compiled monthly for Common Council. Refund of the monies are then authorized by the Tax Collector after approval of Common Council.
Daily deposits of funds collected are made by the Tax Collector. Checks returned by the bank for any reason must be followed up to effect collection plus the penalty charges incurred.
MOTOR VEHICLE OWNERS who recently moved:
Assessor’s Office and the CT DMV must be notified within 48 hours of a change in address. Click here for additional information. You should request a change of address on your driver's license and on your vehicle registration(s).
*LIEN ASSIGNMENTS* ~ Real Estate Tax, Water & Sewer fees
August 2013 ~ then Mayor Timothy O'Brien assigned real estate tax, water and sewer use liens to an outside firm entitled American Tax Funding LLC. This assignment means all payments (on any outstanding liened amounts for tax, water or sewer) must be paid directly to them and not the City of New Britain. Once ATFS is paid in full, payments directly to the City can then be made.
May 2014 ~ Subsequent liens were assigned to American Tax Funding on all accounts still owing ATFS on May 30,2014.
May 2015 ~ Subsequent liens assigned May 29, 2015
The "What do I owe now ?" look up tool above can be used to find out if a prior year tax lien has been assigned. Searching by street address or property owner name usually works best.
In the event your lien was assigned, you can reach American Tax Funding (ATFS) at 888-289-8297 or visit www.atfs.com.
Any questions, please call the tax office @ 860-826-3317 or the water division @ 860-826-3540.
Fee Schedule (eff. October 1, 2013)
||1-1/2% per month or $2.00 minimum charge, per bill from the due date on unpaid principal balance per state statutes
||$24.00 fee as authorized by state statutes
|DMV REPORTING FEE:
$5.00 as authorized by state statutes .. For delinquent motor vehicle accounts only!
||$20.00 fee for any check returned by the bank for any reason
||$1 fee for basic "status of account" statement. Additional charges may occur depending upon requested information.
||No charge .. for tax clearance document (on fully paid delinquent accounts) for purpose of obtaining a motor vehicle registration. No personal or business checks accepted.
No charge for handwritten statement on status of tax account. $10 fee for account payment history printed off system.
Mill Rate: (effective July 1, 2015)
- Mill rate: 49.00
- Grand List: As of October 1, 2014
- Tax Due Dates: July 1, 2015 & January 1, 2016
- Effective for fiscal year: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016
If you have questions regarding your assessments, please refer to the Assessor's Office. The Tax Department is unable to access this information. In addition, please refer to the links below for more information regarding the City of New Britain Ordinances, General Tax Information and CT Statutes that impact tax collection.
Legal Rulings Reference
General Tax FAQ's
City Ordinances Chapter 22: Taxation