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.
It is the responsibility of the Tax Office to process, bill and collect all City taxes. All tax bills are prepared by the Tax Office. Unpaid taxes, both Personal Property and Real Estate, are liened and recorded, and will be released after payment has been received.
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.
On an annual basis prior to July, bank requests for escrow account bills on real estate must be forwarded to the banks for payment. 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
Effective August 30th 2013, Mayor Timothy O'Brien and the City of New Britain assigned real estate tax, water and sewer use liens to American Tax Funding LLC. This assignment means all payments (on any outstanding liened amounts for tax, water or sewer) must be paid directly to the assigned company and not the City of New Britain. Once amount due to ATFS is paid in full, payments directly to the City can then be made.
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, 2013)
- Mill rate: 44.12
- Grand List: As of October 1, 2012
- Tax Due Dates: July 1, 2013 & January 1, 2014
- Effective for fiscal year: July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014
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