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If motor vehicle taxes are unpaid, you will be unable to renew vehicle registrations with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), per Connecticut General Statute 14-33. Past due motor vehicle taxes must be paid in full by cash, cashiers' check, money order, MasterCard, VISA, debit card, or ATM card in order to receive DMV clearance. You also must pay a fee of $5 per vehicle, per year in order to be cleared to register at the DMV.
If you pay with an ‘E Check’, you must provide proof your check has cleared your bank before receiving clearance. All DMV clearances are now processed electronically, online, overnight.
If you pay back taxes in person today, your clearance will be processed overnight, and you will be clear to register at DMV the following business day.
If you pay your motor vehicle taxes online or by telephone, you must allow at least TWO business days for the steps that need to be taken to process your payment (first) and submit clearance to DMV (second). All outstanding vehicle taxes in your name, including taxes not yet delinquent, must be paid in full for a release to be issued.
The state of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles encourages taxpayers to try to do transactions on line, when possible, to avoid standing in line at the DMV branches. Access the Department of Motor Vehicles on line from the link on the tax collector's home page. You can check compliance status (property taxes, insurance, emissions, etc.), renew or cancel license plates, change information DMV has on file for you or your vehicles, and more. If you have questions about what you owe, please contact the tax collector's office at (203) 854-7731 or by fax at (203) 854-7770. You may also access your property tax bill online.
View additional methods for paying your taxes.
If any of these situations applies to you, you may be entitled to a credit. Contact the assessor's office for information regarding the acceptable forms of proof for the issuance of a credit. Two forms of written proof are required, and you must apply for the credit within a limited time.
During the collection period only (from the time new tax bills are mailed through the last day to pay), taxpayers may pay their tax bills at area banks. You do not have to be a customer of the bank in order to pay there.View additional methods for paying your taxes.
August 1, 2017 was the last day to pay current taxes. Interest on current taxes for the month of August, 2017 is charged at the rate of 3%.
Tax statements sent in June 2017 showed interest due through July 31, 2017 only. Taxpayers making payment on past due bills should contact the tax collector’s office, or check the city website, before making their payment, to determine exactly what they owe. Past due notices will be sent in September 2017 and will reflect interest and charges through September 30, 2017.