General Tax Bill Information
General Information Regarding All Tax Bills
If a payment is late, interest accrues at the rate of 1.5% per month, from the due date. On August 2, 2019, there will be a late charge (interest) of 3% of the tax outstanding or a minimum of $2 interest whichever is greater. This interest charge has been set by state law. When a delinquent tax bill is turned over for collection, interest, costs and fees will continue to accrue until paid in full.
If you escrow money each month with your lender to pay your taxes and you receive a real estate tax bill, please forward the bill to your bank immediately. If you no longer escrow your taxes and you did not receive a bill, please call us immediately at 860-669-9067.
We are required to report all delinquent motor vehicle accounts to the DMV after the billing period. You will not be allowed to register any vehicles until all bills are paid in full.
If you do not receive a tax bill by the 1st week in July, please contact our office. There a few reasons why you may not have received a bill. We will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.
Our office encourages the taxpayers of Clinton to make payments by mail or drop the payment in the locked box (during working hours) located directly outside of our office in the Clinton Town Hall during office hours. Please make all checks payable to the Town of Clinton.
Please enclose the tax bill stub(s) for the bill(s) you are paying. Place in a sealed envelope. If you include a self-addressed stamped envelope, we will return the receipts. We are sorry at this time we do not accept credit card payments in the office. Go online to our website www.clintonct.org to pay by credit or debit card or by electronic check.
Failure to Receive a Tax Bill
Connecticut General State Statute Section 12-130 states that the failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of the requirement to pay the bill. Consequently, if you do not receive a tax bill(s); the tax is still due with any interest, fees and charges that may have accrued.
Personal Property Tax Bills
Taxable personal property that exists on October 1st. Personal property includes all other property not classified as real estate, such as, but not limited to, machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures, non-registered motor vehicles and leased equipment. All questions regarding the assessed value should be directed to the Assessor’s office at 860-669-9269.