Joan Zujus, Tax Collector
Ellen Horne, Assistant Collector
Montville Town Hall, Room 3
310 Norwich-New London Tpke.
Uncasville, CT 06382
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday
Tel: 860.848.3030 ext. 375
Effective February 1, 2010
Pay Your Taxes On Line
The Tax Collector is responsible for billing and collecting of tax revenue as levied against real property, personal property and motor vehicles, and in accordance with State statutes. Motor Vehicle and Personal Property taxes are due in full July 1st of each year, regardless of the amount. You have one month from the due date to pay without interest.
Real Estate taxes over $100.00 may be paid in full or in two installments. The first installment is due July 1st of each year and the second installment is due January 1st of the following year. You have one month from the due date of each installment to pay without interest. Keep your bill – no bill will be sent for the January installment.
Real Estate taxes under $100.00 are due in full July 1st of each year. You have one month from the due date to pay without interest.
Paying by mail: Personal check, bank money order or postal money order made payable to Town of Montville, Tax Collector. If a receipt is desired, mail both copies of the bill with a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a validated copy will be returned. If you wish to use your canceled check as a receipt, please send one copy of the bill. Please Note: We are unable to accept checks made payable to you (i.e. payroll checks or IRS refund checks or social security checks). Please keep your receipts for Income Tax purposes – your only proof is your receipt.
Payments can be placed in the drop box outside the main entrance to Town Hall.
To pay taxes by telephone, call 866-558-4073.
On July 1, 2012, the Town of Montville set up a lockbox service to receive tax payments through Chelsea Groton Bank, a local bank where the town does business. The reason the Town decided to utilize a lockbox service was for speed and efficiency. Also, funds are available in a quicker manner.
Payments are sent to a lockbox in Woburn, Massachusetts. This is because lockbox services are located in places where mail is delivered often. If a payment just misses delivery, the town does not have to wait one business day to receive this payment. This gives us more opportunities to capture payments and have them deposited in our account. Once the deposits are received, the file is electronically sent to the Tax Collector. The file is uploaded and updates the taxpayers’ accounts. This is a much faster process than entering each payment individually. There is no charge for this service
because the Town keeps funds deposited in Chelsea Groton Bank.
The Tax Office also accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa credit cards, debit cards and electronic checks to make a payment. Credit card companies charge a convenience fee for using their cards. The Town passes this fee on to the taxpayer, which is usually about 3% of the transaction amount. The charge for an electronic check is $2.95.
Taxpayers can view and pay their bill online using a credit card or electronic check. This is a new feature added to the Town’s website. It is located under the Tax Collector Department tab.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Terry Hart, Finance Director at 860-848-3030 ext 314 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Back Tax Due” printed on the bill indicates you have unpaid prior taxes. Connecticut State statutes mandate the oldest tax to be collected first.
Interest on delinquent bills will be charged at the rate of one and one-half percent (1½%) per month from the due date (18% per annum). Minimum interest charged is $2.00 per bill. Connecticut State Statute 12-130 states “Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or interest”.
Motor Vehicle taxes remaining unpaid after August 1st each year must be reported to the Commissioner of the Motor Vehicle Department as provided by law. No renewal of registration may be obtained until all taxes are paid. In accordance with Resolution No. 1720, Delinquent Motor Vehicle taxes must be paid in cash or money order if a clearance for the Motor Vehicle Department is required.
Questions concerning Assessment, Veterans Exemptions, Blind Exemptions, Social Security Disability Exemptions, Homeowners Tax Relief for Elderly and Totally Disabled should be directed to the Assessor’s Office: 860.848.8221, ext 374.
Questions concerning the Renters Tax Relief for the Elderly and Totally Disabled are answered by the Elderly Assistance Officer and help is available by appointment at the Montville Senior Center: 860.848.0422.