54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413
Phone: (860) 669-9067
Local property taxes will be due and payable on July 1, 2014. The last day to pay without penalty will be August 1, 2014. All real or personal property tax bills over $100.00 may be payable in two installments as established by law. The second installment will be due January 1, 2015. Motor vehicle taxes are due in full at the time of billing. The real estate and personal property tax bill has three stubs attached. A taxpayer copy, a July payment stub and a January payment stub. Make checks payable to the Town of Clinton.
|Grand List October 1, 2013||First Installment due: July 1, 2014|
|Second Installment due: January 1, 2015|
The Grand List is a listing of all taxable property located within the town on October 1 of the Grand List Year and its valuation on that first day of October.
Taxes are based on 70% of the value x the mill rate.
Motor Vehicle assessments are based upon 70% of average retail value as determined by the Assessor. Any questions regarding the assessed value of a vehicle should contact the Assessor (860-669-9269).
If you have sold a vehicle and transferred the license plate to another vehicle after October 1st, you are required to pay the bill in July for the old vehicle. You will receive a supplemental motor vehicle tax bill in January 2015 for the newly acquired vehicle. If you sold a vehicle, and did not transfer the plate to another vehicle, you must return the plate(s) to the DMV and get a receipt. Then you must contact the Assessor’s office immediately (860-669-9269). You may be eligible for an adjustment of the tax bill for that vehicle. You will be required to provide proof to the Assessor.
The uniform assessment date is October 1st in Connecticut. Motor vehicles registered on October 1st will be part of the October 1st Grand List. Vehicles registered between October 2nd and the following July 31st will be known as a supplement to the October 1st Grand List and tax bills will be due and payable January 1, 2015
The motor vehicle information comes directly from the registration records at the DMV. If your name is spelled incorrectly or any of the information is incorrect on the bill you must notify the DMV in order to have the changes made. The DMV website: http://www.ct.gov/dmv
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.
If a payment is late, interest accrues at the rate of 1½ % per month, from the due date. On August 2, 2014, there will be a late charge (interest) of 3% of the tax outstanding or a minimum of $2.00 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 first 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 located directly outside of our office in the Clinton Town Hall. 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
Connecticut General State Statute Section 12-130… This 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.