Office of the Tax Collector
Martin French, CCMC
Assistant Tax Collector
New Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am to 3pm
** First Tuesday of each month 8:30am to 7pm. ** or by appointment as necessary.
Additional Office Hours:
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 10am to noon and
Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 10am to noon.
About the Tax Collector
Durham has a full-time elected tax collector whose term in office is four years. The primary responsibilities of this position are the billing for and collection of all tax money due the town and making timely deposits of collections for town use.
The Town of Durham may need to send you a supplemental tax bill to address any reductions in municipal aid once the state budget is adopted. The estimated State of Connecticut revenue amount used to establish our mill rate is subject to change since the state budget has not been adopted at the time our mill rate was set. Supplemental tax bills, if necessary, would be due 30 days from the date they are mailed.
The mill rates approved by the Board of Finance at their meeting on June 20th for the 2016 Grand List are:
- 39.50 for Real Estate & Personal Property.
- 32.00 for Motor Vehicles. Connecticut State Statutes cap the MV mill rate at 32, effective July 1, 2017.
These rates are in effect for the first installment of Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes and the total Motor Vehicle Taxes which are due July 1, 2017 but taxpayers have until August 1, 2017 to pay without penalty. The second half of Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are due January 1, 2018 but taxpayers have until February 1, 2018 to pay without penalty. Interest is then charged at 1½% per month from the due date of July 1st or January 1st.
According to State Statutes the Tax Collector may not waive interest charges at any time.
In order to obtain a clearance for the Motor Vehicle Department delinquent taxes must be paid to the Tax Collector by cash or certified check in accordance with local ordinance.
View and Pay Taxes Online
Service fees apply: Pay by check there is a $2.50 processing fee. Payment by
credit card there is a 2.5% processing fee.
The Town of Durham has contracted with the third party vendor, Point and Pay LLC, to process municipal services payments made electronically via ACH (e-checking) or credit card. A convenience fee will be charged by Point and Pay LLC to process your electronic payment. This fee is not collected by or remitted to the Town of Durham.
Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax Bills
Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax bills are sent out in December of each year and are due by January 1, 2018 but taxpayers have until February 1, 2018 to pay without penalty. Payments postmarked by August February 1st are considered on time payments.