City of New Haven
165 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Tax Office - 203-946-8054
The City of New Haven has a full-time tax collector that works under the administrative direction of the state Office of Policy and Management and the Controller. The primary responsibility of this position is the billing for and collection of all tax money due the city.
The Office of the Tax Collector is open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
The first installment of Real Estate, Personal Property, Motor Vehicle and Special Services District Tax on the Grand List of October 1, 2015 are due on July 1, 2016 and payable during the month of July, 2016. Unpaid taxes will be considered delinquent as of Tuesday, August 2, 2016. On that date, interest will be charged from the original date of July 1, 2016. Interest is charged at a rate of 18% per year (1 1/2% per month) in accordance with the provisions of CGS Section 12-146. Taxpayers who have not received a bill should contact the Tax Office since failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax (CGS12-130) and respective penalties should the account become delinquent.
The mill rate for the 2015 Grand List for Real Estate and Personal Property tax is 41.55. The mill rate for the 2015 Grand List Motor Vehicle tax is 37.00.. A mill rate of one mill means that owners of real, personal and motor vehicle property are taxed at a rate of $1 on every $1,000 of assessed taxable property. Therefore, a 41.55 mill rate means that a person with a house and lot assessed at $10,000 will pay $415.50 in real property taxes; another assessed at $70,000 will pay $2908.50.
Personal property and motor vehicle taxes are computed in the same manner.
If you have received a tax bill from a town/city in which you did not reside in or garage your vehicle in as of October 1, 2015, contact the Assessor to request a transfer to the correct town/city of residency as of October 1, 2015.
" Payments made by credit or debit card using the online service will not prevent your automobile from being Seized or Booted if your taxes are delinquent. Payment must be made in person at the Office of the Tax Collector , 165 Church Street, New Haven, CT to ensure proper credit." Any payment made using credit or debit card takes 24 to 48 hours to process.
"IF YOUR CAR HAS BEEN SEIZED BY THE TAX COLLECTOR"
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If you need information regarding taxes paid for Federal or State Income Tax purposes please complete this form and mail, fax or email to the Office of the Tax Collector, 165 Church Street New Haven, CT 06510, Fax number 203.946.5561 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 5 to 10 business days.