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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:

Due to the ongoing public health concerns of COVID-19, the tax office is closed to the public. All payments must be made by mail or on-line at the town website. See payment link below.
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Tax Office Update 

Legal Notice – July 1, 2020
Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the Town of Durham that the Town Tax on the Grand List of October 1, 2019is due and payable in two installments, July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021. All Motor Vehicle Taxes and Taxes in the amount of $100 or less are due and payable in full July 1, 2020.
Due to the ongoing public health concerns, the tax office is closed to the public. All payments must be made by mail or on-line at the town website.

Mail payments to: Town of Durham, P.O. Box 428 Durham, CT 06422 or
To pay online follow the link: Tax Payments

If the first payment is not paid on or before August 3, 2020, interest must be charged from July 1, 2020. In accordance with Executive Order 7S the interest will accrue at a rate of 3% per annum (0.25% for each month or fraction thereof) for a period of 3 months. After the three-month period has expired, the interest will revert to 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.

No bill will be sent for the January installment.

Resources:

Tax Payment Deferment Program Due to Covid-19

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: 35.78

The mill rate approved by the Board of Finance for the Grand List is: 35.78.

The mill rate approved by the Board of Finance for the 2019
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, 2020 but taxpayers have until August 3, 2020 to pay without penalty. The second half of Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are due January 1, 2021 but taxpayers have until February 1, 2021 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