TAX COLLECTOR - TAX OFFICE


Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tues 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri 8:30 AM – 12:00 noon

Located in the Town Hall at 26 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT 06447
Phone Number (860) 295-6205

Current 2023 Grand List Mill Rate 36.29
**Please remember, the Motor Vehicle Mill Rate is capped by the State at 32.46
2022 Grand List Mill Rate 34.73

Any questions, please contact the Tax Collector, Barbara Lazzari at taxcollector@marlboroughct.net or the Tax Clerk at taxclerk@marlboroughct.net

Our Mission

The Tax Collector’s mission is to collect all tax-related municipal revenue, charges, and fees due to the Town of Marlborough and to provide tax-related assistance and information to our taxpayers in a professional, prompt, and friendly manner.

In accordance with Connecticut State Statues, Town Charter and Town Ordinances, our office is responsible for the collection and administration of all residential and commercial real estate, motor vehicle, and personal property tax, as well as the collection of sewer usage and benefit assessment fees. In addition, we collect aircraft fees for airplanes registered in our town.

NEWS RELEASE

How to Pay Tax and Fee Payments

  • Payment in person during office hours listed above (cash, check, or bank check/money order)
  • Mailed to Tax Office, 26 North Main Street, PO Box 29, Marlborough, CT 06447
  • Sewer & Usage Fees are made payable to: Marlborough Water Pollution Control Authority (MWPCA)
  • Online, with convenience fee (for real estate, motor vehicle and personal property taxes)

When to Pay Tax and Fee Payments

  • Tax bills are mailed in late June with the first installment due on July 1st. The tax bill will become delinquent if not paid by August 1st and will be subject to additional fees/interest reverting to the due date.
  • Individual tax bills greater than $800 are due in two installments, July 1st, and January 1st. It is your responsibility to keep your June generated tax bill if you also have a second January payment – you will not receive an additional tax bill for taxes due in January.
  • Sewer & Usage Fees are due October 1st and April 1st, respectively.

 What do I own that is subject to taxes?

There are three types of property that are subject to taxes: Real EstateMotor Vehicles and Personal Property. For most residential taxpayers, Real Estate and Motor Vehicle are the two main categories. Real Estate includes any land or buildings that you own. Motor Vehicles include registered and unregistered motorized or non-motorized vehicles (such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers, airplanes, and boats). Personal Property is a broad, general category to include machinery, equipment, furniture, and fixtures either owned or leased by a business or an industry. Most residential taxpayers are not subject to Personal Property tax

How is the tax (mill) rate established?

Two terms, the Grand Levy and the Grand List are categories that are used to determine our tax or mill rate.

Each year, the Town receives fees, state and federal assistance and miscellaneous revenues. The Grand Levy is the amount of revenues that must be collected from local property taxes to cover the town’s expenses.

All taxable properties located within the town of Marlborough as of October 1st in a given year, comprises the Grand List for that given year. The property tax rate is expressed in “mills,” or thousandths of a dollar. A tax rate (or “mill rate”) of 30 mills is equivalent to $30 of taxes per $1,000 of assessed value. The tax rate is determined by dividing the Grand Levy by the Grand List.

Your taxes are determined by multiplying your assessed property by the tax rate. (For example: $100,000 assessed value X .034 mills = $3,400 in tax).

There are three types of property that are subject to taxes: Real EstateMotor Vehicles and Personal Property. For most residential taxpayers, Real

Estate and Motor Vehicle are the two main categories. Real Estate includes any land or buildings that you own. Motor Vehicles include registered and unregistered motorized or non-motorized vehicles (such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers, airplanes, and boats). Personal Property is a broad, general category to include machinery, equipment, furniture, and fixtures either owned or leased by a business or an industry. Most residential taxpayers are not subject to Personal Property tax.

When should I expect my tax bill?

Tax bills are mailed once a year, in late June. If you have individual taxes greater than $800, you may pay in two installments, due July 1st, and January 1st, but you will only receive one tax bill. The tax office does not mail separate bills for the January installment.

Supplemental tax bills (for vehicles registered after October 1st) are mailed in late December and due in full, January 1st.

What is a supplemental tax bill?

Motor vehicles registered after October 1st and the following July 31st, will appear on a “Supplemental Motor Vehicle List” provided to the Tax Assessors office by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The assessed value of the vehicle is prorated based upon the month of registration.

Vehicles registered after October 1st will have a Supplemental Tax bill mailed to them in late December, and payment is due in full by January 1st.

When are my taxes due?

Payment for individual tax bills of $800 or less are due in one payment on July 1st.

Payment for individual tax bills of $801 or more is payable in two installments, due July 1st, and January 1st. Please retain your tax bill that you receive in June if you have a second installment due in January. The tax office does not mail separate bills - or issue reminders - for the January installment.

Payment for supplemental tax bills (for vehicles registered after October 1st) are due in full on January 1st.

When will my tax bill become delinquent?

Taxes must be paid within one month of the due date to avoid penalty interest. Delinquent bills accrue interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (18% annually), calculated from the due date.

Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or interest. Connecticut General Statute 12-146 does not grant tax collectors the authority to waive interest due on delinquent tax bills. Tax payers must notify the tax office with a change of address.

How do I pay my taxes?

Tax payments are accepted in person (cash, check, bank check/money order) at the Tax Office during business hours. You may also mail your tax payments to the Tax Office, 26 North Main Street, P.O. Box 29, Marlborough, CT 06447 or leave a check (No CASH) in the black drop box outside the entrance of the Town Hall. Please make checks payable to: Town of Marlborough.

In addition, you may make on online tax payment using our secure website with instructions below:

By clicking Secure Online Payment Option, you can pay all your town taxes at a single location online. Pay your Real Estate tax, Personal Property tax, Motor Vehicle tax and Supplemental Motor Vehicle tax.

Marlborough’s Tax Collector reminds taxpayers that (online only) using Mastercard or Visa the tax office will accept credit or debit card payments, or ACH-online checking. There is a bank transaction fee of 3% for credit card and $1.50 for debit card payments.

 When are my sewer usage and benefits assessment bills due?

The tax collector collects the sewer usage fee and the benefit assessment fee for the Marlborough Pollution Control Authority (MWPCA). There is only one installment due for both individual bills; the sewer usage fee is due October 1st, and the benefit assessment fee is due April 1st.

Delinquent bills accrue interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (18% annually), calculated from the due date.

How do I pay my sewer usage and benefits assessment fees?

Sewer use and benefits assessment fees are payable in person at the Tax Office (cash, check, bank check/money order) during business hours. You may also mail your fee payments to the Tax Office, 26 North Main Street, P.O. Box 29, Marlborough, CT 06447 or leave a check (No CASH) in the black drop box outside the entrance of the Town Hall. Please make checks payable to: MWPCA.

What town should I pay for if I move within the State of Connecticut?

Motor vehicle taxes are due to the municipality where you lived on October 1st, even if you moved by the time you received your tax bill the following June. You must pay the town where you resided on October 1st.

Please be reminded to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Tax Assessor, Simon Robert Wake at 860.295.6201 within 48 hours of your move. All delinquent motor vehicle taxes are reported to the DMV and will impact your ability to renew or register any vehicle in your name until all taxes, interest and collection costs are paid in full.

How do I print a payment history report for my taxes?

Online Tax Payments click on IRS payment records for year 2023, enter your information, last name and first initial. Click SEARCH