General Tax Information
New: DMV no longer accepts paper clearances. If you fail to pay your taxes on time and allow them to become delinquent, it will take between 24 and 48 hours for your name to be cleared at DMV via electronic file. You will NOT be able to register/renew on the same day you pay delinquent taxes. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL LAST MINUTE TO PAY YOUR DELINQUENT TAXES. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!
In an attempt to collect outstanding motor vehicle taxes owed, the city has contracted with VioAlert Systems, LLC. This vendor will provide an additional means for the city to enforce collections by performing daily sweeps of the city to find and boot tax scofflaws.
Anyone who thinks they owe delinquent motor vehicle taxes should contact the Tax Collector's Office at (860) 584-6270 to pay the outstanding amount or risk having their vehicle immobilized. Any payment made to get the boot removed will have to be in the form of cash, bank check, or money order. Credit card payments will be accepted but the 2.95% processing fee will also be charged.
Note: All vehicle taxes must be paid in order to register any vehicle in the State of Connecticut.
If you are a new owner of property since June 2017, and you do not have a mortgage company paying your taxes but do not have a copy of your bill, please contact the Tax Office to find out how much, if anything, is due for the July installment. Although you may not have a bill, it is still the taxpayer's responsibility to see that taxes are paid on time.
Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or interest that accrues. Interest begins to accrue if payments are not received or U.S. postal postmarked by August 1, 2017.