TOWN OF COLCHESTER
ATTENTION COLCHESTER TAXPAYERS
Notice is hereby given to the Town of Colchester taxpayers that tax bills on the Grand List of October 1, 2020 are due and payable on July 1, 2021. Real estate, personal property and motor vehicle taxes are due and payable on July 1, 2021. Real estate taxes of more than $100.00 may be paid in two equal installments, July 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022.
The Town of Colchester does not have an approved budget for FY 2021-2022. Therefore, at this time you are receiving the tax bill based on last year’s rate. Once the budget is approved, you may receive an ADJUSTED TAX BILL for any increase to the budget, which reflects the approved mill rate. Additionally, the Town of Colchester this year will be mailing the 2nd Real Estate Installment.
If any tax due on July 1, 2021 is not paid on or before August 2, 2021, the tax installment shall be delinquent and interest at the rate of 18% per annum (1 ½ % per month) shall be charged dating back to the original due date of the bill. Taxes that become delinquent on August 2, 2021 shall be charged delinquent interest for the months of July and August, 2021, or 3%. The minimum interest charge for delinquent taxes is $2.00.
Taxpayers who did not receive a bill should contact the Tax Office immediately. Failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or any interest charged should the tax become delinquent. Taxpayers may access tax bill information and pay on-line from the homepage of the Town of Colchester website at www.colchesterct.gov and clicking the “View and Pay Tax Bills” link under Online Services – fees apply.
Avoid waiting in long lines by paying on-line under Online Services, return your payment by mail or use our night drop box located to the left of Colchester Town Hall’s entrance. If a receipt is desired, please send a self addressed stamped envelope and two copies of the bill. Mail postmarked (US Postal Service postmark only) on or before August 2, 2021 will be considered as having been paid on time. Payments dropped in the town hall’s drop box after 4:30p.m. on August 2, 2021, will be considered as having been made on the following business day and will be deemed as paid late.
Please make all checks payable to the Tax Collector. Checks may be mailed to the Tax Office, 127 Norwich Avenue Colchester, CT, 06415. Questions concerning tax payments should be directed to the Tax Office, (860) 537-7210.
Michele Wyatt, CCMC
Town of Colchester