Collection Enforcement

Real Estate Taxes

Tax collector liens are filed at the end of each fiscal year for all accounts with a tax balance due as of June 1. Liens will remain in force until all taxes, penalty interest and fees are paid in full.  Any taxpayer who owes a tax balance on more than two Grand List years or an amount of $10,000.00 or more will be turned over to the collections.

Motor Vehicle Taxes

Per state statute, delinquent motor vehicle taxes are reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles, which will deny registration renewal on all vehicles in your name until all taxes, interest and penalties are paid in full. To obtain immediate clearance, payment must be in cash.  There is a 7 - 10 day waiting period if paid by check or online by e-check, debit/credit card.  (Fees may apply). Any taxpayer who owes a tax balance on more than three Grand List years or an amount of $1,000.00 or more will be turned over to the collections.

Personal Property Taxes 

Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.) liens are filed against all personal Property on which there are unpaid taxes between March and April. Any business that owes a tax balance in March will be turned over to collections.

Sewer Use

Liens are enforced in the same manner as real estate taxes. Any taxpayer who owes a balance as of January will be turned over to collections.

 


 

Please be advised the Town of Prospect is under contract with TaxServ Capital Services for the collection of the town’s delinquent taxes. If you receive a letter from TaxServ, you must call TaxServ to discuss your account and arrange payment. If you call the tax office, you will be directed to TaxServ.

 

TaxServ Capital Services, LLC can be reached at:

Telephone:  860-724-9100

Fax: 860-727-1080

Website: https://www.taxserv.com/

 


Please be advised the Town of Prospect also utilizes the collection services of a State Marshal.

If you have delinquent taxes and they are with the Marshal’s Office for collection, please contact their office at 203-632-5833 or [email protected].

 

The above timeline of collection enforcements and/or lien filings are subject to change at the Tax Collector’s discretion at any time for any reason.