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Office of the Tax Collector

 


Tax Collector
Martin French, CCMC
mfrench@townofdurhamct.org

Assistant Tax Collector
Jamie Finley, CCMC
jfinley@townofdurhamct.org

Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday, Thursday evenings by appointment only (4:30pm - 7:00pm)

O: 860-349-1165
F: 860-343-6733

 

About the Tax Collector


Durham has a full-time elected tax collector whose term in office is four years. The primary responsibilities of this position are the billing for and collection of all tax money due the town and making timely deposits of collections for town use.

 

Mil Rate: 35.56


The mil rate approved by the Board of Finance for the October 1, 2020 Grand List, at a meeting on May 18, 2021 is: 35.56.

This rate is in effect for the first installment of Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes and the total Motor Vehicle Taxes which are due July 1, 2021 but taxpayers have until August 2, 2021 to pay without penalty. The second half of Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are due January 1, 2022 but taxpayers have until February 1, 2022 to pay without penalty. 

 

Tax Office Update:


LEGAL NOTICE – July 2021
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the Town of Durham that the Town Tax on the Grand List of October 1, 2020, is due and payable in two installments, July 1, 2021, and January 1, 2022. All Motor Vehicle Taxes and Taxes in the amount of $100 or less are due and payable in full July 1, 2021.

If the first payment is not paid on or before August 2, 2021, interest must be charged from July 1, 2021, at a rate of 18% per annum (1.5% for each month or fraction thereof) with a minimum interest charge of $2.00 applied to each delinquent tax bill.

Mail payments to: Town of Durham, P.O. Box 428 Durham, CT 06422 or
To pay online follow the link: Tax Payments
No tax bill will be sent for the January 2022 installment.

 

Resources:


View and Pay Taxes 
Assessment Data Online
Senior Tax Relief

 

Interest Charges


According to CT State Statutes, interest is charged at 1 1/2% per month from the due date of July 1st (18% per year).

According to CT State Statute 12-146, the Tax Collector may not waive interest charges at any time.

According to CT State Statute 12-130, failure to receive a tax bill is not a valid reason to not pay.



DMV Releases


To obtain an immediate release for the Motor Vehicle Department delinquent taxes must be paid to the Tax Collector by cash or certified check.
Electronic payments require 2-3 business days before a DMV release will be issued.
Payments made by personal check require 2 weeks before a DMV release will be issued.

 

Electronic Payments


View and Pay Taxes Online
Service fees apply:  Pay by check there is a $2.50 processing fee. Payment by credit card there is a 2.5% processing fee.

The Town of Durham has contracted with the third party vendor, Point and Pay LLC, to process municipal services payments made electronically via ACH (e-checking) or credit card. A convenience fee will be charged by Point and Pay LLC to process your electronic payment. This fee is not collected by or remitted to the Town of Durham.

 

Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax Bills


A. Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax bills are sent out in December of each year and are due by January 1, but taxpayers have until February 1, to pay without penalty. Payments postmarked by February 1st are considered on time payments.