Tax Collector

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27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051

Tel: (860) 826-3317Bill Paying Image

Contacts:

  • 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 lists are forwarded to the Department of Motor Vehicles after each collection period. 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. Monthly reports for the Common Council meetings must be prepared. Properly approved tax refunds are processed by the Tax Collector.

Daily deposits of funds collected are made by the Tax Collector.

Please take note:

You must notify the CT DMV and the Assessor’s Office within 48 hours of a change of address.  Click here for additional information.  You should request a change of address on your driver's license and on your vehicle registration(s).

Checks returned by the bank for any reason must be followed up to effect collection plus the penalty charges incurred.

 

*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.

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)

INTEREST:
1-1/2% per month or $2.00 minimum charge, per bill from the due date on unpaid principal balance per state statutes
LIEN: $24.00 fee as authorized by state statutes
DMV REPORTING FEE: 

$5.00 as authorized by state statutes .. For delinquent motor vehicle accounts only!

RETURNED CHECK: $20.00 fee for any check returned by the bank for any reason
STATEMENT: $1 fee for basic "status of account" statement. Additional charges may occur depending upon requested information.
RELEASE: 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.
PAYMENT/GENERAL INFO:

No charge for handwritten statement on status of tax account. $10 fee for account payment history printed off system.

 

Mill Rate: (effective July 1, 2014)

  • Mill rate: 49.00
  • Grand List:  As of October 1, 2013
  • Tax Due Dates:  July 1, 2014 & January 1, 2015
  • Effective for fiscal year: July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

Additional Information:

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

Other Resources:

 

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