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 Rates for the 2021 Grand List

34.32 Real Estate & Business Personal Property
32.46 Motor Vehicle


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).


TAX DUE DATES for 2021 GRAND LIST

 

Real Estate Taxes are payable in two (2) installments annually.  The first half is due July 1, 2022 and the second half is due January 1, 2023 for the tax period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.  A tax bill less than $100.00 is paid in one installment due July 1, 2022.

Motor Vehicle and Personal Property Taxes are due July 1 each year in a single installment for vehicles that are registered on 10/1/2021.  Payment is due July 1, 2022 for the tax period of October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.

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, 2023 for vehicles registered between October 2, 2021 and July 31, 2022. Period covered: the date the MV is registered thru September 30, 2022.

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 1/1/2022 period covers 12/1/2021 through 11/30/2022).  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.  Bring the entire bill.

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.  If paying late call for an updated amount. If a receipt is requested; send in the entire bill with a self addressed envelope. The top portion will be stamped and returned to you.

Credit Card or E-Check online ** Online motor vehicle payments see below. 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 if paid online a RELEASE will be issued in 10 BUSINESS DAYS. No exceptions.

 

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