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Tax Collector

Town of North Branford
909 Foxon Road
North Branford CT 06471

Phone: 203-484-6011
Fax: 203-484-6025

Kenneth A. Delfini
Tax Collector - Email

Tax FAQ

  1. What are the Tax due dates?

  2. What are the Sewer Use & Sewer Assessment due dates?

  3. Can interest be waived?

  4. Can I pay with a personal check if I'm delinquent and need a clearance to register my motor vehicle with the department of motor vehicles?

  5. I sold or disposed of my vehicle. How do I get my name removed off the Grand List?

  6. My assessment is to high. What can I do?

  7. What is your Bounced check policy?

  8. What is a Pro Rated Real Estate Bill?

  9. What is a Supplemental Motor Vehicle Bill?

  10. Do I still owe Motor Vehicle taxes to the State of Connecticut if I move out of the State?

  11. What method of payment of taxes is available?

 

1. What are the Tax due dates?

Real Estate, Personal Property, and Motor Vehicles July 1, and January 1 of any year, payable by August 1, and February 1. (If August 1 or February 1 falls on a weekend, or holiday, you have until the next business day to pay without incurring additional interest.)  Note: If bill is under $100.00, total bill is due in the month of July. Supplemental Motor Vehicle bills are due in their entirety in the month of January, payable by February 1 (If February 1 falls on a weekend, you have until the next business day to pay without incurring additional interest.) Payments are delinquent and subject to interest on August 2, and February 2 of any year - subject to the exclusions noted above.

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2. Sewer Use & Sewer Assessment due dates?

October 1, and April 1, of any year ( two payment schedules). One payment schedules are due April 1. Payments are delinquent and subject to interest on November 1, and May 1.  (If November 1 or May 1 falls on a weekend, you have until the next business to pay without incurring additional interest.)

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3. Can interest be waived?

No. Interest is set by the State of Connecticut and cannot be waived. Interest accrues @ 1% per month, 18% per annum. Sec. 12-146.

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4. Can I pay with a personal check if I'm delinquent and need a clearance to register my motor vehicle with the department of motor vehicles?

No. It is the Town’s policy that when paying delinquent Taxes to obtain a clearance to register a motor vehicle that all outstanding taxes must be paid, including the second half, in cash, certified check or money order.

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5. I sold or disposed of my vehicle. How do I get my name removed off the Grand List?

If you sold your vehicle and turned the plates into D.M.V. get a plate receipt and bring both the plate receipt and the copy of the bill of sale to the Assessors office. You may still owe a portion of this bill, please contact the Tax Office after presenting proof to the Assessor.

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6. My assessment is to high. What can I do?

Please contact the Assessor for your information @ 203 484-6013.

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7. What is you bounced check policy?

My bank just informed me that my check bounced. Can I reissue a new personal check to cover this?

No. The Town’s policy with regard to this situation is thus:

Payments must be made with cash, certified check or money order. This applies to any payments made to the Town for a period of one year after the returned check was paid.  You are also responsible for the $20 returned check fee that the Town is assessed.

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8. What is a Pro Rated Real Estate Bill?

Pro rated real estate bills may pertain to new construction and the time period, of when you received your certificate of occupancy or date of use, whichever came first or if there was a reduction of an elderly benefit. This bill goes directly to the homeowner. If you are escrowing your taxes through your mortgage bank, please forward this bill to them.

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9.What is a Supplemental Motor Vehicle Bill?

This is a pro rated bill. This covers the period of the month that you registered your new vehicle through September 30, of any year. It pertains to the registering of the motor vehicle after October 1, of any year and before August the first of any year. Supplemental Motor Vehicle bills are sent out each year in the month of December. This bill is due in full in the month of January. Sec. 12-71B.

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10. Do I still owe Motor Vehicle taxes to the State of Connecticut if I move out of the State?

You may or may not owe taxes depending on your individual situation:

Certain forms of proof to the Assessor are required

It is recommended that you contact both the Assessor’s and Tax Collector’s Offices to see if you owe any remaining outstanding taxes that may still be due for the current Grand List Year and the next Grand List Year.

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11. What method of payment of taxes is available?

Payment of taxes can be made in person with cash, check or money order or by mail with a check. We are expanding our option of allowing credit card payments.  This will be in place shortly - check back to updates to the front page of the Town's website.   There is a fee for this service.



 
 


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