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Tax Collector

Phone:
(860) 283-4271
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Fax:
(860) 283-2893
Email:
cgorman@thomastonct.org
Primary Contact:
Cassie Gorman
158 Main Street
P.O. Box 136
Thomaston
,
CT
06787-0136
Hours:
Monday: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
About the Tax Collector
The responsibility of the Tax Collector's Office is to assist in maintaining the fiscal stability of the Town.  This is achieved by ensuring the timely collection and recording of all taxes through the diligent application of State Statutes, Town Ordinances, and other enforcement aids.  Additionally, the office assists the public in understanding the taxation process and procedures while maintaining an effective and cordial relationship with the general public.

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FAQs

Grand List Year 2023 Mill Rates

Real Estate and Personal Property:  34.36
Motor Vehicle and Supplemental Motor Vehicle:  32.46
(per C.G.S. §§ 12-71e)

When are tax payments due?

REAL ESTATE (should the bill amount exceed $100, it will be divided into two (2) separate installments):
First Installment: Due Monday, July, 1, 2024.  The last day to pay without interest is Thursday, August 1, 2024.
Second installment: Due Wednesday, January 1, 2025.  The last day to pay without interest is Monday, February 3, 2025.
 
PERSONAL PROPERTY (should the bill amount exceed $100, it will be divided into two (2) separate installments):
First Installment: Due Monday, July, 1, 2024.  The last day to pay without interest is Thursday, August 1, 2024.
Second installment: Due Wednesday, January 1, 2025.  The last day to pay without interest is Monday, February 3, 2025.

IMPORTANT: The Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills are mailed once a year in June.  No reminders are sent for the January installment.

MOTOR VEHICLE (1 installment): Due Monday, July 1, 2024.  The last day to pay without interest is Thursday, August 1, 2024.  Bills are calculated from an October 1st assessment date.

MOTOR VEHICLE SUPPLEMENTAL (1 installment - mailed in the month of December):  Due Wednesday, January 1, 2025.  The last day to pay without interest is Monday, February 3, 2025.

If you sold or traded in a motor vehicle for which you have received a bill, please contact the Assessor's office on how to proceed prior to paying your bill. The Assessor's number is 860-283-0305 or click here.

How do I pay my bill?

Payments may be remitted through our online portal at thomastonct.org, via mail, or in person at the Tax Office.  At the Tax Office, we accept debit/credit cards, cash, and checks.  Postdated checks are NOT accepted.
Click here to pay with a credit card, debit card, or electronic check as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Venmo. For transactions, there will be a non-refundable convenience fee assessed by Invoice Cloud of 2.95% of the transaction amount or a minimum of $2.95. E-checks will be charged a $.95 flat fee. 
With InvoiceCloud you can sign up for AutoPay, Pay By Text, Paperless Billing, or register for an account. Click here.  It's convenient, simple, and secure. Your payment is automatically deducted from your preferred payment method on the due date you choose.  Just set it and forget it. Click here for instructions.

I can't find my tax bill.

If you misplaced a tax bill(s), you may view, print or pay your bill by clicking here.

Why am I being charged interest?

Failure to pay in full on or before August 1 or February 1 will result in a late payment with interest charged at 1.5% per month (18% per year) computed from the due date of July 1 or January 1, per Connecticut State Statute C.G.S. §§ 12-145. Minimum interest charge is $2.00. A postmark date from the U.S.P.S. is used to determine interest.

Can interest be waived?

No! The Tax Collector does not have the authority to waive interest and makes no exceptions. As owners of property, taxpayers are responsible to see that taxes are paid when due.

What if I never received a tax bill?

Failure to have received a tax bill does not exempt you from payment of all taxes and all interest charges. (CGS 12-130) If you do not receive a bill for which you are responsible for, call the Tax Collector’s Office at 860-283-4271 and request a copy. 

My current bill states BACK TAXES DUE on it. What does this mean?

Our records indicate there are past due taxes in your name or on the parcel of property in question. Please call the Tax Office at 860-283-4271 for further information. Delinquent taxes and interest must be paid in full on a specific property before payment on current bills can be accepted. Any payment you send in toward your current taxes will be applied to the back taxes. (CGS 12-144b).

CT DMV Links

View the DMV website by clicking here for renewing a registration, canceling plates, verifying your renewal status after payment of delinquent taxes, and much more.

Renew your registration with the DMV click here.

Address change with the DMV click here.

Do I still have to pay the tax if I no longer own the vehicle?

If you no longer own a motor vehicle, please contact the Assessor's office (860-283-0305) with questions or prior to paying your bill or click here.

What if I need an immediate release from the DMV?

Delinquent taxes must be settled in person at the Tax Office via cash, a bank check, or a money order. Should you choose to make a payment through our online portal, please ensure to contact the Tax Office promptly for immediate release of your account.

Tax Sales

Information regarding future tax sales, please click here.

Contacts

The Tax Collector has vacant seat(s).
Interested in volunteering? See all the vacancies.

Staff

Cassie Gorman
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Tax Collector
cgorman@thomastonct.org
860-283-4271
Term:
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Donna Masciangioli
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Assistant Tax Collector
dmasciangioli@thomastonct.org
860-283-4271
Term:
-

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