Tax Collector

Branford Town Hall

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COVID-19 TAX OFFICE SERVICES UPDATE

 

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*PLEASE NOTE* To pay bills online the following fees apply:
Credit / Debit:  2.95%
Checking Account:  $0.95

Important News!

Tax Bills:  Tax bills were mailed out mid-June.  The Town approved a Tax Deferral program allowing residents until October 1, 2020 to pay their 2019 GL tax bills: real estate, personal property and motor vehicle.  All taxes paid after October 1st, will be subject to interest at a rate of 1 1/2 % per month retroactive to July 1st.  Please contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 203-315-0672 for more information.

Resident Stickers:  Resident stickers are now available by mail.  All motor vehicle taxes must be paid up to date.  Please mail a copy of your license, motor vehicle registration and check payable to the Tax Collector, Town of Branford in the amount of $5.00 to P.O. Box 136, Branford, CT  06405 and the sticker will be mailed to you. There is no cost for a resident stickers for residents 65 or older, but only one free sticker per registration name.  The ability to renew residence stickers is not available online.

 

The Town’s Tax Collector collects taxes on real estate, personal property, and motor vehicles.  Tax rates are determined under the direction of the Board of Finance through the municipal budget process, with the annual tax rate (or mill rate) depending on how much money is needed to fund the municipal budget and how much property is available to be taxed (equalized grand list) as of the assessment date (grand list date) of October 1.  Like all towns in Connecticut, Branford operates on a uniform fiscal year, beginning July 1 and ending the following June 30.  Tax bills are issued July 1 each year and payments are due semiannually in July (first installment) and the following January (second installment).  Motor Vehicle bills are due in ONE installment. The current mill rate is 28.92.

State statutes dictate the procedures to be followed for the billing and collection of taxes and the record keeping involved and also govern when and how bills are sent, what notice is to be given or published concerning taxes, the rate and applicability of interest, how liens are applied; and what means of delinquent collections are permitted.