IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION

 

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The last day to pay/postmark, without penalty, is August 1st on the 1st Installment/ February 1st on the Second Installment.   Please do not leave payments outside the Town Hall.  I will not be able to honor any payment unless it is received in person or postmarked no later than the due date.

 

Real Estate & Personal Property:  This is the only tax bill you will receive for this property.  No bill will be sent prior to the 2nd installment due date of January 1, (last day to pay/postmark February 1st.).   Please place the enclosed Tax Collector Reminder sticker on your December calendar.  On escrowed real estate accounts - a bill has already been sent to the escrow company for payment if there is a 2-letter code in the “CODE” box on the bill. 

Motor Vehicle:  The Tax Statement reflects the vehicle(s) you had registered with DMV on October 1st.   Please be sure each vehicle you own is on the Tax Statement.  If you have added or changed a vehicle since October 1,  you will be receiving a pro-rated bill the end of December, (due January 1).  If you did not receive a bill for a vehicle you owned on October 1st, please contact the Tax Office.  Failure to receive a bill does not relieve or excuse the obligation of the bill due.  Contact the Assessor’s Office immediately (653-0287) if you have a question concerning a vehicle being taxed or if you no longer own a listed vehicle and the license plate did not move to a new vehicle, or if the car is now registered in another state. 

Office Hours:  The regular hours for the Tax Office are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed from 12 – 1 for lunch). 

 

REMINDERS:  The Transfer Station’s summer hours are every Wednesday from 4:30-7:30 pm during July and August.

 All dogs over 6 months must be licensed during the month of JUNE in the Town Clerk’s Office.

 


TOWN OF HARTLAND, CONNECTICUT          www.munic.state.ct.us/hartland/hartland.htm     

TAX OFFICE (860) 653-0609

Payment Instructions:

Make check payable to:                                    Tax Collector, Town of Hartland

Payment may be made in person at:                              Hartland Town Hall, 22 South Road, East Hartland, CT 06027

Or by mail to:                                                       PO Box 267, East Hartland, CT 06027

Regular Hours:                                                     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday  - 10 am – 12 noon; 1-4 pm (closed 12-1 for lunch)

Extended Hours:                                                

                                                                               

Write your LIST NUMBER(S) on the front of your check.  You may pay multiple bills with a single check.   You may use one envelope for multiple payments.   For return receipts, include a self-addressed stamped envelope with payment.  When paying in person, BRING THE ENTIRE BILL with you.  Please note any address changes on your bill.

 

DUE DATES

The July installment is due on July 1, the January installment is due on January 1.  You have a one-month grace period from the due date in which to pay taxes without penalty.  The last day to pay/postmark the July installment, without penalty, is AUGUST 1st..  The last day to pay/postmark  January installment, without penalty, is  February 1st.  Late payments are subject to interest charge at the rate of 1.5% per month from the due date (18% per year).  Minimum statutory interest, per list number, is $2.00.

 

REAL ESTATE

Escrowed accounts - a bill has already been mailed to your mortgage company for payment if there is a two-letter code in the “CODE” box on the enclosed bill.  This enclosed bill is for your records.

 

Non-escrowed accounts - This is the only tax bill you will receive for this property.  No bill will be sent prior to the 2nd installment due date of January 1, (LAST DAY TO PAY/POSTMARK IS  FEBRUARY 1st.).  Enclose the “Return with Second Payment” stub along with your second installment payment.  Place the attached Tax Collector Reminder sticker on your December, calendar. If the notation “BACK TAXES ALSO DUE” appears on the bill, there are prior taxes due on the listed property.  Pursuant to state statutes, the Tax Office must apply payments to the oldest tax due, interest first.  Contact the Tax Office for updated amounts due.

 

PERSONAL PROPERTY

This is the only tax bill you will receive for this property.  No bill will be sent prior to the 2nd installment due date of January 1,  (LAST DAY TO PAY/POSTMARK IS FEBRUARY 1st.).  Enclose the “Return with Second Payment” stub along with your second installment payment.  Place the attached Tax Collector Reminder sticker on your December/January calendar. 

A Personal property declaration must be filed each year and are mailed from the Assessor’s Office on October 1.  Failure to respond annually to the Assessor results in an automatic 25% penalty.  Personal property bills cannot be pro-rated.  Contact the Assessor’s Office (860-653-0287) if you no longer own the personal property.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE

All motor vehicle taxes are due in full by July 1st no later than August 1st.   This statement covers the assessment period of October 1, through September 30,  and includes all motor vehicles you had registered with DMV on October 1.    Please contact the Tax Office if you did not receive a bill for a vehicle you owned on October 1.  If a vehicle has been sold, destroyed, stolen or registered in another state, please contact the Assessor’s Office (860) 653-0287.  If the license plate has been transferred to another vehicle, you will automatically receive a prorated bill the end of December, this becomes a Supplemental Motor Vehicle bill due January 1st  (to be paid/postmarked by February 1st.).  For questions regarding motor vehicle valuations or the Assessment Appeals process, call the Assessor’s Office.  Motor Vehicle appeals are heard in September. 

 

DELINQUENT MOTOR VEHICLES

Per state statute, delinquent motor vehicle taxes are reported to the DMV, which will deny registration renewal on all vehicles in your name until all taxes, interest and penalties owed to the Town are paid in full.  To obtain the required release form, payment must be made in cash, money order or bank check.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

There is a $25 fee for all returned checks

Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from payment of taxes, interest charges and collection costs accrued. (CT Gen Stat 12-130, 12-146).

The Tax Collector has no authority to waive interest.

 

TOWN REMINDERS:  The Transfer Station’s summer hours are every Wednesday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. during July & August

                                            All doges over 6 months must be licensed during the month of JUNE in the Town Clerk’s Office.