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Q: What is the best way to pay my tax bill?

A: The most convenient way to pay is online or with a check by mail. A return envelope is included with your tax bill. Write the list numbers or unique ID on your check. These numbers are shown on your bill. Mail payments to PO Box 2719, Hartford, CT 06146-2719, or pay online at and click on $.


Q: Can I pay my motor vehicle delinquent taxes by personal check?

A: If you have delinquent motor vehicle taxes, or are planning to register a vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles and require a release from the Tax Collector, you must pay with Cash, Credit Card, Money Order, or Certified Bank Check. If payment is made by Personal check, a release will be issued after ten (10) business days. All releases are now processed electronically through the DMV.


Q: My property has a real estate lien. Can I get it released after I pay my taxes?

A: If you want the lien released immediately upon payment, payment must be made by Cash, Money Order or Certified bank check. If payment is made by Personal check, liens will not be released for ten (10) business days.


Q: May I pay my taxes with a credit or debit card?

A: The City of Hartford accepts all major credit cards in the office and online, including VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. For those taxpayers who choose to pay with credit cards, there is a 2.95% convenience fee charged with a $1.95 minimum charge. This fee does not go to the City but to the bank for the transaction processing costs. You may also pay online by check through ACH/EFT. These transactions have a fixed fee of $0.50.


Q: Can I make partial payments for taxes?

A: Partial payments are accepted. Interest is charged at the statutory rate (currently 1 ½ % per month/ 18% per year) from the due date. Taxes must be paid in full for lien releases or for motor vehicle registration clearance. If the amount of delinquent taxes owed is greater than $5000, a formal agreement must be signed with an authorized member of the Tax Collector’s staff.


Q: Are there long lines at City Hall?

A: Yes, during the months of July and January, therefore it is preferable if you pay online or by mail. Lines are longest at lunchtime, and as the last day to pay approaches. When paying in person, bring your tax bill with you, and write your list numbers or unique ID on your check for faster service. If you want to avoid waiting in line, consider paying your bill online at by clicking on $, or pay by mail. You may also drop off payments at the two drop boxes located inside and outside the Tax Collector’s Office, which is located in room 106.


Q: What are the office hours of the Tax Collector?

A: The Tax Collector's Office, located on the first floor of Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street, Room 106, is open to the public Monday through Wednesday, 8:15 am. – 2:00 pm, Thursday 8:15 am. - 7:00 pm., Friday 8:15 pm - 2:30 pm.

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Tax Contact

Tax Collection Office
Address: 550 Main St
Room 106
Hartford, CT 06103
Office: (860) 757-9630
Fax: (860) 722-6085

Office Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:15am - 2:00pm
Thurs 8:15am - 7:00pm
Fri 8:15am - 2:30 pm

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM