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Office of the Tax Collector

 


Tax Collector
Martin French, CCMC
mfrench@townofdurhamct.org

Assistant Tax Collector
Jamie Finley, CCMC
jfinley@townofdurhamct.org

Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday
Additional hours for this collection period: Saturday, January 29, 2022-10:00am-noon. Evening appointments available upon request. 

O: 860-349-1165
F: 860-343-6733

 

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.

 

Mil Rate: 35.56


The mil rate approved by the Board of Finance for the October 1, 2020 Grand List, at a meeting on May 18, 2021 is: 35.56.

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, 2021 but taxpayers have until August 2, 2021 to pay without penalty. The second half of Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are due January 1, 2022 but taxpayers have until February 1, 2022 to pay without penalty. 

 

Tax Office Update:

Town of Durham, CT – Office of the Tax Collector
 
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Durham that the second half of Real Estate and Personal Property taxes and the total Supplemental Motor Vehicle tax on the Grand List of 2020 are due and payable to the Town of Durham on January 1, 2022.  

No bill is sent for the 2nd installment of Real Estate.

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 Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

If not paid by Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 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: Feb. 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 29, 2022-10:00am-noon. Evening appointments available upon request.

 

Resources:


View and Pay Taxes 
Assessment Data Online
Senior Tax Relief

 

Interest Charges


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.



DMV Releases


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.

 

Electronic Payments


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.