view/pay taxes online

IF A DMV RELEASE IS NEEDED TO REGISTER, payment IN FULL is required with cash or cashier’s check. If you choose to make an online payment, it will take 7-10 business days for a DMV release to be issued from the date we receive the payment file. (Ex: If you pay on Friday, we do not receive the file until Monday. It will be 7 business days from Monday before you can register.)

Pay and/or view Your Taxes Online:
If your vehicles are registered under different first names, you must search under each name separately using the last name and just the first initial of each person. (Example: Smith, J; Smith M). Online payments are subject to a convenience fee charged by the bank as follows:

Checking/Savings Account $3.95
Debit Card $3.95
Credit Card 3% of total charge (Mastercard, Visa, Discovercard)

BACK TAXES ON MOTOR VEHICLES must be paid before payment can be applied to a current bill due. Payments made on current bills will be posted to the oldest bills due first.

For the Tax Bill Inquiry / Online Payment System, CLICK HERE


Failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or interest due. As owners of property, taxpayers are responsible to know when their taxes are due. Failure to have received a bill does not exempt the taxpayer from payment of all taxes and all interest charges. Interest is charged to all late payments. There are no exceptions to this.


Payment Options:

Make check payable to Tax Collector, Town of Prospect. Mail to: Tax Collector Town of Prospect, 36 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712. Include your payment stub with payment. If you would like a receipt, mail entire bill with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Drop Box:
You may leave your payment off in the Drop Box located at the back entrance to Town Hall. Place the payment copy of your bill and 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!! Receipts are returned to you if the entire bill and a self-addressed, stamped envelope are included with your payment. Please note that payments left in the drop box after 4 p.m. will be posted on the following day. If a payment is left in the drop box after 4 p.m. on the last day to pay without a penalty you will be charged interest.

In Person:
Cash or Check payments only can be made at the Tax Collector's Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you would like a receipt, bring the entire bill with you. If you do not have the entire bill for us to receipt for you, there will be a 50 cent fee per bill for each receipt provided. Debit/credit card payments are not accepted in the Tax Office


1. View and pay your taxes online at Online Tax Payments . Online payments are subject to a convenience fee. PLEASE NOTE: When searching for your bills, enter the taxpayer last name, leave a space and enter the first initial only of the taxpayer's first name. If your bill has more than one name associated with it, you must search by each person's first initial.

The Fees are as follows:
ACH and Debit card payments - $3.95
Credit Card Payments - 3% of total bill (Mastercard, Visa, Discovercard)

Partial payments are not accepted online.

You will have the opportunity to confirm your total due prior to submitting payment.

If you need a tax release and owe delinquent motor vehicle taxes you must make these payments in person at the Tax Office with cash or cashier's check.

2. Pay with your personal bank online services.

Note: Most banks do not recommend paying taxes through their online service because the payments are not mailed with an official US postmark and may not be received by the Tax Office by the last day to pay.

IMPORTANT: If you schedule your tax payment using your personal or business online banking feature, be sure to schedule it with a date that will ensure it arriving in the Tax Office prior to the last day for payment, (August 1st for bills due July 1st or February 3rd for bills due January 1st). Payments sent by your bank do not have a postmark on the envelope. Therefore, interest will be charged on payments received from this online banking service if not in our office on the last day for payment.