Collector of Revenue

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Collector of Revenue

  • 84 S Main St.
  • Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Telephone: 203 271-6630
  • Fax: 203 271-6615

Current Mill Rate

33.22


The Collector of Revenue is responsible for collecting real estate taxes, motor vehicle taxes, personal property taxes, sewer use charges and sewer and water assessments.


Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, but the DRIVE-UP PAYMENT BOX located in the circle of the Town Hall parking area can be used at any time.  The office remains open until 6:00 p.m. on local tax deadline days (August 1 and February 1).


Notice of Extension of Local Property Tax Deferment Program

The local property tax deferment program previously established by Executive Order and approved by the Cheshire Town Council for taxes due July 1, 2020 has been extended by Executive Order 9R.  Therefore, any Real Property, Supplemental Motor Vehicle AND Sewer Use bills that are due on January 1, 2021 may be paid up until April 1, 2021 and will not be considered delinquent and will not incur interest.  Aforementioned bills paid on April 2, 2021 or later shall be delinquent and interest shall be charged at the statutory rate of 1.5% per month or 6% retroactive to January 1, 2021.

This deferral program is established to provide additional relief on interest and penalties for Cheshire taxpayers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please Note:

  • Real estate accounts in escrow and paid by a bank are not eligible for this program.

  • No application is necessary for taxpayers including businesses, with the exception of landlords.

  • Landlords must apply and qualify to be considered eligible via the Landlord Deferment Program Application.


TAX DUE DATES for 2020 GRAND LIST

 

Real Estate Taxes are payable in two (2) installments annually.  The first half is due July 1, 2021 and the second half is due January 1, 2022 for the tax period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.  A tax bill less than $100.00 is paid in one installment due July 1, 2021.

Motor Vehicle and Personal Property Taxes are due July 1 each year in a single installment.  Payment is due July 1, 2021 for the tax period of October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.

Supplemental Motor Vehicle Taxes are due January 1 each year for vehicles registered after that year's assessment date (October 1) and before July 31; bills are pro-rated.  Supplemental motor vehicle taxes are due on January 1, 2022 for vehicles registered between October 2, 2020 and July 31, 2021.

Sewer Use Charge is due January 1 each year for the period covering December 1 of the previous year to November 30 of that year. (Due 1/1/2021 period covers 12/1/2020 through 11/30/2021).  If you have questions about your sewer use bill, contact the Public Works Department at 203-271-6650.

Deadline for payment of all tax and sewer bills is the first day of the month following the original due date, unless otherwise stated.  By law, the Town of Cheshire MUST charge interest on all late payments, with no exceptions; late is late.


PAYMENTS

Cash payments may be made in person at the Collector of Revenue’s Office. 

Checks
should be made payable to Cheshire Collector of Revenue.  One check is acceptable for multiple bills.  Please sign and date your check and ensure the amount is correct.

Credit Card or E-Check online.  Please keep the confirmation number for your records. A convenience fee will be applied.  Payments are posted on the next business day and may take up to 2 business days to be reflected online.  The Pay Online link below will take you directly to the online system.
Online Payments Convenience Fee Schedule:
      Credit Cards: Amex, MC, Visa, Discover 2.5% of the amount paid, minimum fee $2.00
      Visa Tax for Debit: (Visa Debit Card Only):  $3.95 Flat Fee
      E-Checks: Flat Fee of $1.00.  $15 Returned Check Fee for account numbers entered incorrectly.


If a DMV RELEASE is needed to register a motor vehicle, payment must be made with cash, a money order or a Cashier's Check at the Collector of Revenue's Office, or online, RELEASED IN 10 BUSINESS DAYS.


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