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:  The 2020 Grand List tax bills will be mailed out in mid-June, 2021.  There is NO Tax Deferral program in place this year.  The 1st installment of 2020 GLY tax bills for REAL ESTATE and PERSONAL PROPERTY are due on July 1st, 2021 and are payable without penalty through August 2nd , 2021.  MOTOR VEHICLE taxes are paid in ONE installment, and are due on July 1st, 2021.  They are also payable without penalty through August 2nd, 2021.  All taxes paid after August 2nd will be subject to interest at a rate of 1.5% 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 at the Tax Collector’s window.  All taxes must be paid up to date.  The cost of the resident sticker is $5.00.  Please present your driver’s license, current car registration from DMV, and the $5.00 fee, if applicable.  There is no cost for a resident stickers for residents 65 or older, but only one free sticker per registration name.  The purchase of resident 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 29.45.

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.