Late Payments

What happens if I pay late?

Taxes are due July 1, payable by August 1. You have a 1-month "grace" period in which to pay without penalty. If August 1 falls on a weekend, you have the first business day in August to pay, in person or by mail (with U.S. postmark used as date of payment).

Bills in the amount of $50 or less are due in a single installment for real estate and personal property. Bills in excess of $50 are due in two installments. The second installment is due on January 1. The second installment also has the same "grace" period as the first installment. You will only receive one bill for real estate and personal property taxes that have two installments due. We do not send a bill for the second installment of these bills.

Motor vehicle bills are due and payable in one installment. Motor Vehicle taxes unpaid after August 1st will be reported to the Motor Vehicle Department and registrations will be denied as provided by law.

Past due payments are subject to interest at the rate of one and one half percent (1 ½%) per month back to the original due date and is applied the first day of each month in accordance with Connecticut State Statute 12-146. Interest is applied to the outstanding principal amount only. Payments made after the "grace" period are considered past due and will incur three percent (3%) interest, representing two months delinquency (July and August).

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