West Haven News

Posted on: December 19, 2017

West Haven tax bills due Jan. 1

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WEST HAVEN, Dec. 19, 2017 — The second installment of the city’s real estate, personal property, and motor vehicle tax and sewer bills are due Jan. 1.

The 2016 supplemental motor vehicle bill is for vehicles registered after Oct. 1, 2016.

Additionally, at the time the bills were mailed in July, a yellow notice was sent with the bills that stated: “The enclosed motor vehicle tax bill is being calculated at 32 mills for the assessment year commencing October 1, 2016, payable July 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018, based on the Connecticut Taxation Statute 12-71e. Due to the unsettled situation regarding the State budget for 2017/2018, a supplemental motor vehicle tax bill may be issued and will be sent to you when and if it becomes necessary.”

Taxpayers will receive a yellow motor vehicle bill that represents 5 mills — the difference between the approved budget and the amount previously billed — and in the case of the West Shore and Center fire districts, an additional 2 mills, Tax Collector Dorothy Chambrelli said.

Payments after Feb. 1 are considered delinquent and subject to interest, Chambrelli said.

The tax office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays on the first floor of City Hall, 355 Main St.

For the convenience of taxpayers, the city has an ATM outside the office.

Taxpayers can see their tax bills, make a payment, and print their payment history for income tax purposes at Tax Collector.

Sewer bills are on the same page but under a separate heading.

In January, current taxes can be paid by mail to a tax office lockbox, P.O. Box 150461, Hartford, CT 06115-0461. When paying by lockbox or the drop box outside the tax office in City Hall, the canceled check is the receipt.

After Feb. 1, taxes with interest can be paid by mail to the Office of the Tax Collector, P.O. Box 401, West Haven, CT 06516. Payments can also be made in person.

Anyone needing a motor vehicle clearance must pay in person with cash, credit card, bank check or money order.

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