Montville, CT

Tax Collection

Tax Collection

Karen Gauthier Tax Collector

Daniel Beltran Assistant Tax Collector

Montville Town Hall, Room 3
310 Norwich-New London Turnpike
Uncasville, CT 06382

Office Hours

8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday
Tel: (860) 848.6775
Fax: (860) 848.2512

Contact This Department

 

Important Notice:

*** DMV UPDATE:  The DMV is by appointment only. The DMV no longer accepts a paper tax release or stamp on the back of your registration renewal. Releases are done electronically, and it may take up to two business days for a DMV release as online payments are not posted by the Tax Collector's Office until the next business day. ( For example, if you pay online on Monday, you will be cleared to register on Wednesday. Or, if you pay online Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, you will be cleared to register on Tuesday.) Please plan accordingly. You may also check with DMV regarding any compliance issues or to renew your registration online at www.ct.gov/dmv/online.

Town of Montville Taxpayers

Taxes are Due July 1, 2021

Taxpayers in the Town of Montville are hereby notified that I have a warrant to collect a Tax of 31.75 on the dollar for Real Estate, Personal Property, and Motor Vehicles on the Grand List of October 1, 2020. Motor Vehicle and Personal Property are due in FULL July 1, 2021. Real Estate bills may be paid two installments: July 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022. There is only one mailing of tax bills, you may sign up on the town website for an email reminder to pay your second installment of real estate.

Payable July 1- August 1, 2021 without interest

Motor Vehicle taxes remaining unpaid after August 1, 2021 will be reported delinquent to the Department of Motor Vehicle as required by law. Renewal of ALL registrations will be denied until ALL taxes are paid in accordance with Connecticut State Statutes. To obtain a clearance for the Department of Motor Vehicle all motor vehicle taxes must be paid in cash, money order, certified check, debit or credit card.

The first installment of Real Estate Taxes on the Levy of October 1, 2020 are due and payable July 1, 2021. Please contact the Tax Collector's office for a bill if you are a new owner, paid off a mortgage or refinanced your home. Said taxes not paid on August 2, 2021 will become delinquent and subject to interest at the rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month from the due date. Minimum interest charge is $2.00 per bill.

Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or respective penalties should the tax become delinquent. (State Statute 12-130 & 12-146)

You can pay your taxes:

  • On the town website at www.townofmontville.org by credit/debit card (Convenience fees do apply) or by electronic check (additional fees apply)
  • At Uncasville Dime Bank with your  tax bill during the months of July and January.
  • By mail: Town of Montville, 310 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382.
  • In our 24 hour drive up drop box located in the front of the Town Hall building by money order, cashier’s check, or personal check. Please note there is a 10 business day wait for motor vehicle payments made by personal check. PLEASE DO NOT PUT CASH PAYMENTS IN THE DROP BOX.
  • The Office of the Tax Collector at Montville Town Hall (Room 3), 310 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT our hours are 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday. 

Pay Your Taxes Online

Now you can pay your taxes anytime, anywhere with a credit card, debit card, or electronic check. It's FAST, EASY, SECURE!
Please see details below under Payment Options

Click here to view and pay your tax bill online

Tax due dates:

  • Real Estate Taxes – Due Semi-Annually:  July 1 and January 1
  • Personal Property Taxes – Due Annually: July 1
  • Motor Vehicle Taxes – Due Annually: July 1
  • Supplemental Motor Vehicle Taxes – Due Annually: January 1

Note: All tax bills $100 or less are due in full with the first installment July 1.

If you have “Back Taxes Due” printed on your bill, there are unpaid prior taxes that must be paid. Connecticut Statute Sec 12-144b, payments must be applied to the taxpayer’s oldest outstanding obligation (by type of tax – real estate, personal property or motor vehicle.) If you owe motor vehicle or personal property taxes older than two grand list years you must contact Rossi Law Offices by calling (800) 647-6774 or online by visiting www.payrossilaw.com to settle your account. Any payments you remit will be applied to past due taxes and interest charges first.

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 us one copy of the bill.  Please keep your receipts for Income Tax purposes or you may find Income Tax information online at Click here to view and pay your tax bill online

Tax Collector's Delinquent Notices/Demands

Tax Collector's Delinquent Notices

Past due notices are sent to taxpayers semiannually, usually February and September, in addition to the semiannual tax billings, which are sent in June and December for motor vehicles and only in June for real estate and personal property. Delinquent notices are sent on colored paper to get your attention.

Tax Collector's Demands Notices

A Tax Collector’s Demand is a delinquent notice informing you that as of a given date, our records indicate you owe past due taxes. Interest charges on the statement are calculated through the date shown on the statement. The notice you received reflects payments through a certain date only.

Demand Notices per Town Council Resolution #2018-43 shall be sent by the Tax Collector and it is the duty of the Tax Collector to initiate proceedings with enforcement measures as prescribed by Connecticut State General Statute Section 12-181.

Please note: The term “demand” is prescribed by state statute, and is not meant to imply harshness or rudness.

Collection Methods

When taxes are not paid in full by the last day to pay, by state law, it becomes the duty of the collector to proceed with collection enforcement measures, as prescribed by state statute.

The Tax Collector’s Office reserves the right to enforce collection of taxes by use of any of the following methods, which include but are not limited to:

  • Denial of building permits
  • Denial or revocation of any license or permit required in the operation of a business, including a health permit
  • Denial or suspension of motor vehicle registration renewals per CGS 14-33
  • Foreclosure, tax sale, or initiation of suit to collect
  • Garnishment of wages, if judgement therefore had been entered
  • Immobilization of or use of a boot on your vehicle
  • Issuance of an alias tax warrant for collection by marshal or constable
  • Levy against and seizure of any funds on deposit in any bank in this state in accordance with Section 52-367A
  • Levy on any of your taxable good or chattels, property, and/or assets, and disposal and sale of them in the manner provided in the case of executions
  • Report of past due taxes to a credit bureau
  • Tax lien assignment
  • Other methods as prescribed by state statute
     

Payment Options

  • Paid securely online. Click here to view and pay your tax bill online through Quality Data Service and Point and Pay. This is a fee-based service. The fee for e-check is $2.95. The credit card fee is approximately 3% and the debit card fee is $3.95. All major credit cards are accepted.
  • Mailed to the Chelsea Groton Bank lockbox to Town of Montville, Office of the Tax Collector, P.O. Box 4179, Woburn, MA 01888-4179 by personal check, money order, bank or cashier’s check made payable to “Town of Montville, Tax Collector.” This is a fast pace electronic payment system.
  • ONLY during the months of July and January current bills may be paid at the Uncasville Dime Bank. Please bring your payment coupon you received in July for processing.
  • Paid at the Tax Collector’s Office during office hours from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The Tax Office accepts cash, personal checks, money order, bank or cashier’s checks, and all major credit cards and debit cards using the same online payment system and the service fees listed above will apply.  Payments made by personal check require a 10-business day hold.
  • Payments may be placed in the drop box outside the main entrance to Town Hall.
  • Paid by telephone by calling 866-558-4073.                                    

Note: The Tax Collector’s Office does not accept third party checks.

Penalty

Per Connecticut General Statutes:

Tax Payments must be applied by date of postmark or date received.

Each installment has a (30) thirty day grace period from the due date to pay without interest. Interest on delinquent taxes accrues at a rate of 18% by annum per State Statute with a minimum interest charge of $2.00 per bill.

“Failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax, interest or collection agency charges.”  Taxpayers who did not receive a bill should contact the Tax Office immediately for a duplicate or may review their delinquent taxes online. 

Questions Regarding Your Tax Bill

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 at 860.848.6774, extension 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 at 860.848.0422.