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Office of the Tax Collector

Martin French, CCMC
Tax Collector
Email: mfrench@townofdurhamct.org
Phone: 860.349.1165
Fax: 860.343.6733

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

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am to 3pm
Tuesdays in July & January open till 7pm
All other months open the first Tuesday of each month till 7pm. **
or by appointment as necessary.

Additional Office Hours:

Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 10am to noon.


Tax Payment Deferment Program for Certain Individuals Affected by the Federal Shutdown

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: 35.89

The mill rate approved by the Board of Finance for the 2018 Grand List is: 35.89.

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, 2019 but taxpayers have until August 1, 2019 to pay without penalty. The second half of Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are due January 1, 2020 but taxpayers have until February 3, 2020 to pay without penalty. Interest is then charged at 1½% per month from the due date of July 1st or January 1st.

Interest Charges

According to State Statutes the Tax Collector may not waive interest charges at any time.
In order to obtain a clearance for the Motor Vehicle Department delinquent taxes must be paid to the Tax Collector by cash or certified check in accordance with local ordinance.

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.
B. In order to obtain an immediate clearance for the Motor Vehicle Department delinquent taxes must be paid to the Tax Collector by cash or certified check