Tax Collector

Duty

The Tax Collector directs and administers the statutory and ordinance responsibilities of the office including the planning, organizing, and supervision of the billing and collection of local real estate, motor vehicle, and personal property taxes. This office prepares tax bills from the Grand List furnished by the Assessor; directs the recording and collection of local property taxes, special assessments, liens, and other municipal revenues. In addition, this office administers the Local Elderly Tax Relief Program and bills and collects Bethel Public Utility Billings such as Water and Sewer, Sprinkler and Hydrants and Sewer Assessments. Water meter repairs and service appointments are scheduled through our office. The Tax Collector's Office provides information for banks, attorneys and the general public.

 

Notice to Bethel Taxpayers

The 2022 Grand List Mill Rate is 28.43

The fourth and last quarter of the property tax on Real Estate for the Grand list of 2022 is due April 1, 2024. If not paid by May 1, 2024, interest will be charged at  1 ½% per month from the original due date of April 1, 2024, or a $2.00 minimum whichever is greater.

 

All Real Estate accounts with an unpaid balance will  have a lien filed on
May 23, 2024 AT 8:00 AM in accordance to State Statute 12-172.
To avoid a lien, payment must be IN THE OFFICE BY 3:00 PM, May 22, 2024. 
Postmarked payments WILL NOT be honored.
 
Taxpayers can pay by check or credit card online at www.bethel-ct.gov by 3:00PM on May 22, 2024. Follow the online instructions.

            

The Personal Property and Motor Vehicle tax were due in full on July 1, 2023. If not paid by August 1, 2023  interest will be charged at 1 ½% per month from the due date or a $2.00 minimum, whichever is greater; plus any additional collection costs.   

 

Supplemental Motor Vehicle tax bills were due on January 1, 2024. If not paid by February 1, 2024 interest will be charged at 1 ½% per month from the due date or a $2.00 minimum, whichever is greater; plus any additional collection costs.

 Delinquent Motor Vehicle taxes must be paid in cash, official bank check, credit card online only or money order, if registering a vehicle.

 

Failure to receive a bill DOES NOT relieve a taxpayer of the obligation to pay taxes or delinquent charges. CT Gen. Statute 12-130

  

Online Tax Payments

Taxpayers can pay online via credit card or E-Check on our secure online payment portal. There is a 2.99% fee OR $3.95 (whichever is greater) for credit card use and .95 cent E-check charge. See below for the link and follow the online instructions. 

SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL

If you need DMV clearance for registration purposes, please contact our office after making your payment.

 

Tax Sale

Click here for additional information on Tax Sales and you will be redirected to the CT Tax Sale website.

 

Paula M. Usher, CCMC
Tax Collector