In order to issue a refund check for the overpayment of taxes, we require the information listed below:

  • A refund request form must be obtained from the Tax Collector's Office.
  • If paid by a second party such as an attorney, bank, or mortgage company, a letter on their official letterhead verifying that you are to receive a refund. (Please note that it is common for one installment of a real estate tax bill to be paid twice, especially if ownership of the property has changed or the mortgage has been refinanced.) We require this letter to avoid duplicate refund requests and real estate tax refunds are not issued until the full tax for the year has been paid creating an overpayment.
  • Please sign and return the refund request form in one of the following ways:
    • Email to:
    • Mail to: Bethel Tax Collector, PO Box 274, Bethel, CT 06801
    • Drop off in person at the Tax Collector's office, or in the yellow drop-box located in front of the municipal center.
  • Once signed form is returned, it will be submitted to the Board of Selectman for approval at the next meeting.
  • Upon Board of Selectmen approval, the Finance Department will generate a check to be mailed to the address indicated on your form. If you would like the check sent to a different address; please cross out the old and print the new address directly on the form.

Please be advised that the refund process can take up to 6-8 weeks. No refund will be processed unless all appropriate steps outlined above have been completed.


Paula M. Usher, CCMC Tax Collector
Christine Jitu, Assistant  Tax Collector
Brittany Burdick, Tax Clerk
Shannon Ochs, Tax Clerk