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Tax Collector

Phone:
(860) 567-7557
Fax:
(860) 567-7552
Town Hall
74 West Street
P.O. Box 356
Litchfield
,
CT
06759
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 9am to 4:30pm. | The last Saturday of July and January from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

About

Responsibilities of the office:
The Tax Collector’s office is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes and collection of parking tickets. This comprises approximately 89% of the Town of Litchfield’s operating budget. The office operates under the authority of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Types of charges include:
  • Business / personal property taxes
  • Motor vehicle taxes
  • Real estate taxes
  • Parking tickets

The office strives to work with taxpayers to resolve their tax issues within the limits of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Generally, questions concerning assessed value, adjustments, exemptions or credits, tax relief programs, and improper motor vehicle tax billings should be directed to the Assessors Office at (860) 567-7559 or fax (860) 567-7552.

Questions about billings, tax balances due, amounts paid, delinquent taxes, and interest charged should be directed to the Tax Collector's Office, (860) 567-7557 or fax at (860) 567-7552. For more information, please visit the link above or contact the appropriate office.

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FAQs

Does Litchfield have sewers, city water, borough districts?
Sewers: Yes - Visit WPCA

City Water: Call AQUARION 1-800-732-9678

Borough Districts: Yes - Borough of Litchfield (860-567-8866) & Borough of Bantam (860-567-5681)
How can I make payments?
  1. BY MAIL: If a receipt is desired, please send the entire bill and a stamped self-addressed envelope. Make checks payable to: Tax Collector, Town of Litchfield.
  2. IN PERSON: Please bring the entire bill to the the Tax Collector's Office, 74 West St, Litchfield.
  3. ON LINE: Click here.

When are payments due?
For the current fiscal year, the first payment is due July 1st and the second payment is due January 1st.
I sold my car. Do I still have to pay the tax?
If you transferred the plate to a new vehicle, yes you have to pay the July bill. You will receive a Supplemental tax bill, due in January, for the new vehicle with a credit fro the old vehicle. If you turned in the plate, you may have the bill prorated. See the Assessor's web page.
What forms of payments do you accept?
Cash, checks and online at Invoice Cloud.
Top Ten Taxpayers
Below is a list of the top ten taxpayers based on the October 1, 2019 Grand List. This list is a combination of real estate, personal property and motor vehicle tax bills for the taxpayers listed below
 
CONNECTICUT LIGHT & POWER CO     $29,485,950
CRP/BWN LITCHFIELD LLC                    $6,951,130
CITY OF WATERBURY                              $6,761,900
6645 FEDERAL SQUARE REALTY LLC   $4,700,040
AQUARION WATER COMPANY OF CT   $3,609,620 
WHITE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC  $3,557,500
CA LITCHFIELD LAND LLC                     $ 3,070,990 
UNION SAVINGS BANK                          $2,614,410 
130 CHESTNUT HILL LLC                       $2,605,440
ARETHUSA FARM LLC                            $2,401,930
Tax Rates
  • Mill Rate for the Town of Litchfield for the 2019 Grand List: 27.7
  • Borough of Litchfield: 2.00 mills
  • Borough of Bantam: 1.50 mills
Tax Due Dates
Real estate and personal property taxes of $100.00 or more are due in two installments.

The first installment is due July 1st and the second installment is due January 1st. Bills of less than $100.00 are due in one installment in July.

Motor vehicle taxes are due in one installment in July.

Supplemental motor vehicle taxes are due in one installment in January.
Paying Your Bill
At the Window
Town Hall
74 West St.
Litchfield, CT 06759

When paying in person: Bring your bill or statement with you. Bills may be paid at the Tax Collector's Office in the Town Hall, 74 West St, Litchfield, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mail
Tax Collector
Town of LItchfield
PO Box 356
Litchfield, CT 06759-0356

When paying by mail: Write your list number(s) on the memo of your check or money order, and make payable to Tax Collector, Town of Litchfield. Mail to: PO Box 356, Litchfield, CT 06759. Include the portion of the bill (installment) that you are paying.

For return of receipts, enclose your entire bill AND a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your tax payment.

If you are unsure as to the amount you currently owe, please contact the Tax Collector's Office at (860) 567-7557 or by FAX at (860) 567-7552.

Credit/Debit/Electronic Check Payment

Click here

Town residents can now view and pay their current and delinquent real estate, personal property and motor vehicle taxes online through Invoice Cloud. As part of LItchfield's green initiative, the new online payment and e-bill service offers residents more flexibility in paying their bills and helps the environment. The system is easy to use and allows residents to pay bills with either a bank account or credit/debit card. No registration is required to view an online replica of their paper bill or pay their bills. Payment receipts will be sent via email or can be printed directly from the computer screen. There is a service fee to pay online, but not to view bills or go paperless.


Parking Tickets
Payments may be made by cash or check at the Tax Collector’s Office, 74 West St., Litchfield. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Litchfield.

If mailing a payment, please send the ticket along with your payment to:

Tax Collector
P.O. Box 356
Litchfield, CT 06759


Tickets are to be paid within 10 days of the issue date. After 10 days, the ticket amount doubles and after 30 days it triples.

If you would like to contest a ticket, please contact the Resident Trooper’s Office at the Litchfield Town Hall.

Staff & Contacts

Helen Bunnell
Tax Collector
Term:
Nov 5, 2019
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Nov 22, 2021

Staff & Contacts

Helen Bunnell
Tax Collector

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