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The Town of Washington, Connecticut

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Office: Main level of Bryan Memorial Town Hall

Hours: 9:00 AM - Noon, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Telephone: 860-868-7796

Fax: 860-868-3103
Note that several departments share this fax line, so be sure to address your document clearly!

Email: tax@washingtonct.org

U.S. Mail Address:
Tax Collector
Town of Washington
P.O. Box 383
Washington Depot, CT 06794

Street Address:
Tax Collector
Town of Washington
2 Bryan Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794

Elected Officials: (2-year term)
• Donna W. Alex, Tax Collector

Staff:
• Jill E. DuBois, Assistant Collector
 
The Washington Tax Collector is responsible for collecting taxes on a semi-annual basis for the Town of Washington. Our office is also responsible for issuing the stickers that are required in order to use the Transfer Station.


TAX COLLECTOR’S NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the second installment of taxes on the grand list of October 1, 2012 are due and payable on January 1, 2014. The last day on which to pay without penalty is Monday, February 3, 2014. Taxes are due at the following mill rate: eleven and three quarters (11.75) mills.

Late payments will be subject to interest penalty at the rate of one and one half percent per month or fraction thereof, (18 percent per annum), from the due date of the tax (January 1, 2014), as required by Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-130, 145 & 146.

Payments received February 4, 2014 and later, including payments postmarked February 4 and later, are considered past due. The minimum interest charge of $2.00 (on each tax bill) applies to bills in the amount of $66.50 and under. Interest on all bills over $66.50 is one and one half percent per month starting with January, per CT State Statute. The fee for returned checks is $20 plus postage.

The second installment of real estate and personal property tax bills in excess of $100.00 are currently due. Supplemental Motor vehicle tax bills are currently due in a single installment.

As owners of property, taxpayers are responsible to see that taxes are paid when due. Failure to have received a bill does not exempt the taxpayer from payment of all taxes and all interest charges and collection costs, as per Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-130 and 12-146. INTEREST IS CHARGED ON ALL LATE PAYMENTS, THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

Whether paying in person or mailing your payment please include the appropriate portion of your tax bill(s) with your payment. Bills may be paid at the Tax Collector's Office in Bryan Memorial Town Hall from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Checks are made pay-able to Town of Washington and payments should be mailed to Washington Tax Collector, P.O. Box 383, Washington Depot, CT 06794. For a receipt please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment and coupon.

The Tax Collector's Office makes every effort to show all your past due accounts, if any, on a statement included with your new bills. Any past due taxes must be paid in full before payment on current bills can be accepted. Any payment you remit will be applied to past due taxes and interest charges first.

If real estate taxes remain unpaid as of May 31, 2014, tax liens will be applied in accordance with state statute. If you do not receive a bill for taxes owed by the first week in July, or January in the case of supplemental motor vehicle bills, please contact the Tax Collector's Office immediately and we will re-issue one.

If motor vehicle taxes remain unpaid, you will be unable to renew vehicle registrations with the Con-necticut Department of Motor Vehicles, per Conn. Gen. Stat. 14-33. Past due motor vehicle taxes must be paid in full by cash, cashiers' check or money order in order to receive immediate DMV clear-ance. All outstanding vehicle taxes in your name, including taxes not yet delinquent, must be paid in full in order for a release to be issued.

If you do not receive a tax bill you are supposed to pay, or if you have any questions about the bill(s) you received, please call the Tax Collector's Office at 860-868-7796 or fax your correspondence to 860-868-3103 or email at tax@washingtonct.org.

Donna W. Alex Tax Collector


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Web page last updated: January 26, 2014