Office of the Tax Collector.
Martin French, CCMC
Assistant Tax Collector
Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday
Additional hours for this collection period: Saturday, January 28, 2023-10:00am-noon. Evening appointments are available upon request.
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.
34.57 for Real Estate & Personal Property
32.46 for Motor Vehicles
The mil rates approved by the Board of Finance for the October 1, 2021 Grand List, at a meeting on May 25, 2022 is: 34.57 for RE & PP, and 32.46 for MVs.
This rate is in effect for the first installment of Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes and the total Motor Vehicle Taxes which are due July 1, 2022 but taxpayers have until August 1, 2022 to pay without penalty. The second half of Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are due January 1, 2023, but taxpayers have until February 1, 2023 to pay without penalty.
Tax Office Update:
Town of Durham, CT – Office of the Tax Collector
If your RE bill is paid by an escrow account, you will not be mailed a copy of the bill. If you do receive a copy, please notify your bank so they know the amount that is due. If you expected a bill and did not receive one, please contact the tax office or go to View & Pay Taxes
View and/or pay tax bills online at www.townofdurhamct.org. Choose "View & Pay Taxes" from the home page, processing fees apply. Payments may be mailed to: Town of Durham, P.O. Box 428, Durham, CT 06422.
The last day to pay without penalty is Wednesday, February 1, 2023
No bill is sent for the 2nd installment of Real Estate.
If not paid by Wednesday, February 1, 2023, these taxes will be considered delinquent and interest will be charged at the rate of 1.5% per month from the due date, with a minimum interest charge of $2.00. Note: February 2nd payments will be charged a 3% penalty. (for Jan & Feb)
Tax Collector’s office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30pm.
Additional hours for this collection period: Saturday, January 28, 2023-10:00am-noon. After hours appointments are available upon request.
View and Pay Taxes
Assessment Data Online
Senior Tax Relief
According to CT State Statutes, interest is charged at 1 1/2% per month from the due date of July 1st (18% per year).
According to CT State Statute 12-146, the Tax Collector may not waive interest charges at any time.
According to CT State Statute 12-130, failure to receive a tax bill is not a valid reason to not pay.
To obtain an immediate release for the Motor Vehicle Department delinquent taxes must be paid to the Tax Collector by cash or certified check.
Electronic payments require 2-3 business days before a DMV release will be issued.
Payments made by personal check require 2 weeks before a DMV release will be issued.
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
A. Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax bills are sent out in December of each year and are due by January 1, but taxpayers have until February 1, to pay without penalty. Payments postmarked by February 1st are considered on time payments.