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

 A: The most convenient way to pay is with a check by mail. A return envelope is included with your tax bill. Write the list numbers on your check. Your list numbers are shown on your bill. If you wish to have a receipt returned to you, please send the entire lower portion of your tax bill and a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment. We will not mail your receipt if you fail to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Mail payments to PO Box 2719, Hartford, CT 06146-2719.

 DO NOT INCLUDE CASH. There is a $20 fee that will be applied to your account for checks returned by your Financial Institution for insufficient funds.

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

 A: The City of Hartford accepts credit cards; including VISA, MasterCard, Discover and PayPal. For those taxpayers who choose to pay with credit cards, there is a 2.50% convenience fee charged. This fee does not go to the City but to the bank for the transaction processing costs.

 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. You should expect to wait in line if you plan to pay in person during this period. 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 on your check for faster service. If you want to avoid waiting in line, consider paying your bill by mail. You may also “drop off” payments at the Tax Collector’s Office, if the check is for the exact amount of the taxes.



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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