Q: My real estate tax bill should be paid by my bank or mortgage company; I received the tax bill in the mail directly from the City. What should I do?
A:Immediately, contact the bank / mortgage company for instructions of where to send the tax bill. (The address may be printed in your mortgage payment coupon book.) After you have the information, make a copy of your bill, circle the dollar amount of the real estate payment due, write your loan number on it, and immediatelyforward it to your escrow agent or mortgage company. Additional instructions may be available on the web site of your bank/mortgage company.
Q: I recently bought (or sold) a house in Hartford, and I have a question about what I owe. What should I do?
A: The property tax bills due in July will reflect ownership changes recorded through early May. If you recently purchased property in Hartford, and have not received a real estate tax bill, call the Tax Collector’s Office immediately at (860) 757-9630, or fax to (860) 722-6085, to request a copy. Check with the Assessor’s Office to ensure their records have been updated. Payment must be made by August 1, whether or not a bill has been received! If you recently sold property in Hartford, and received a tax bill for the property, contact the Assessor’s Office at (860) 757-9630, or by fax (860) 722-6142.