Q: What happens if I pay late?
A: Taxes are due in two installments for each fiscal year. You have a one-month “grace” period in which to pay without penalty, either in person or by mail. The first payment is due on July 1st and must be paid by August 1st to avoid interest charges. The second installment is due on January 1st and must be paid by February 1st to avoid interest charges. In accordance with CGS 12-146, past due payments are subject to interest at the rate of one and one half percent (1 ½) per month from the due date of the tax (July 1). Payments made on or after Aug. 2, including payments postmarked Aug. 2 and later are past due and will incur 3% interest, representing two months' delinquency (July & August). The city is required by law to accept the postmark as the date of payment. There is a $2.00 minimum interest charge per account.
Q: Can the interest on my tax bill be waived?
A: No. The Tax Collector does not have the authority to waive interest and can make NO EXCEPTIONS. (CGS 12-146) Property owners are responsible to pay taxes when due.
Q: My tax bill shows “back taxes due” and I am being charged interest and other fees. What does that mean?
A: According to our records, there are past due taxes in your Name, or on the parcel of property in question. Call (860) 757-9630 with questions. Delinquent taxes and interest must be paid in full before payment on current bills can be accepted. Any payment you send in toward current taxes will be applied to outstanding back taxes.
Tax Collection Office
Address: 550 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103
Office: (860) 757-9640
Fax: (860) 722-6085