Tax Collector: Carla M. Hamel, CCMC
The Tax Collector is responsible for collecting real estate, personal property and motor vehicle taxes. Our goal is to help maintain the fiscal health of the Town of Watertown by ensuring timely collections through proper implementation of CT statutes and assisting the public in understanding the taxation process with regard to these laws.
All taxes are due the month of July and January at a mill rate of 34.94. This includes all real estate, personal property, and motor vehicles registered with DMV on or before October 1, 2021.
If a motor vehicle was registered after October 1, 2021, a bill will be generated on the motor vehicle supplemental list due January 1.
If you own property in town, it is your responsibility to get your tax bill. If a financial institution holds escrow for your taxes they should have requested your bill directly from us but in the event that you receive it, please contact that institution with the information. If your property has been sold and you received a bill, please forward the bill to the new owner or contact the tax office. Address changes regarding your real estate bill should be directed to the Assessor’s office on their page. Questions involving assessments, exemptions, or elderly benefits should also be directed to the Assessor’s office.
Real Estate: First installment due July 1st, (delinquent after August 1st) and second installment due January 1st, (delinquent after February 1st). If your bill is under $100, it is paid in only one installment in July. One statement mailed late June which includes both payment stubs for the July and January payments. This is the only statement mailed for the year. Those interested can sign up for a reminder e-alert.
Motor Vehicle: Due July 1st. August 1st is the last day to pay without penalty. Bill mailed last week of June.
Motor vehicle Supplement: Due January 1. February 1 is the last day to pay without penalty. Bill mailed last week of December.
Personal Property: Due July 1st. August 1st is the last day to pay without penalty. Bill mailed last week of June.