notice of taxes due

Tax bills for July 2017 will be mailed on or about June 30, 2017. All Town Hall offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th

Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle taxes are due July 1, 2017. The last day to pay this installment without interest is Tuesday, August 1, 2017. PLEASE inquire at the tax office if you do not receive a tax bill for property you currently own and/or each motor vehicle you had registered at October 1, 2016 so we can provide you with a bill before it becomes delinquent. Non-receipt of a tax bill does not invalidate the tax nor eliminate the interest that must be charged for a late payment. Interest is charged for any payment made after August 1, 2017 in accordance with Connecticut State Statutes at the rate of 1 1/2% per month from July 1, 2017. The minimum amount of interest charged is $2.00.

Do not ignore a bill received for a vehicle you no longer own. You must provide written proof to the Assessor's Office in order to have the bill adjusted or removed. Interest will be charged after August 1, 2017 on any portion of the bill due after adjustments have been made. Registrations with the Department of Motor Vehicles will not be allowed if any motor vehicle tax is due in your name and/or any person you are linked with at the DMV.

DMV RELEASE: Any person owing motor vehicle taxes that were due prior to July 1, 2017, will be required to pay ALL PRIOR MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES AND ALL CURRENT MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES before a release is issued for registering any vehicle at the Department of Motor Vehicles. There are no exceptions! Also, if an immediate release is needed for registering, payment must be made in person with cash or a cashier's check. If you pay at the tax office with a personal or business check or make a payment online, a DMV release will not be issued until your check clears our bank account. Check payments and online payments require 5 - 7 business days to clear our bank account.

CREDIT/DEBIT PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN THE TAX OFFICE. Our online tax payment system allows taxpayers to make a one-time payment without creating a username and password. Go to the Pay Taxes page to make a payment using your checking/savings account or credit/debit card. Convenience fees are charged for this service.

CASH, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYMENTS are accepted in the tax office. You may also drop your payment in the Drop Box located at the back entrance of the Town Hall. Place the payment copy of your bill (or entire bill and self-addressed stamped envelope if you want a receipt) and a check or money order in an envelope addressed to the "Tax Collector" and include a daytime telephone number where you can be reached if we have questions pertaining to your payment. NEVER LEAVE A CASH PAYMENT IN THE DROP BOX!! Also note that payments left in the drop box on August 1, 2017 will be collected at 4:00 PM. Any payment left in the drop box after 4:00 PM on August 1, 2017 will be considered late and interest will be charged.

Questions regarding assessments on your motor vehicles or paperwork required to adjust or remove a tax bill, should be directed to the Assessor's office at 203-758-4461. Questions regarding payment of taxes should be directed to the Tax Collector's office at the same number. Answers to many of your questions can be answered on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Office hours for the Tax Collector's Office in Prospect are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.