Tax Collector

Office of the Tax Collector

36 Center Street
Prospect, CT 06712
(203) 758-4461

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Updates!

2014-2015 Mill Rate
Tax Credits for Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowners
Second Installment Real Estate & Personal Property Taxes Due
Supplement Motor Vehicle Taxes Due
2014 Income Tax Information
Frequently Asked Questions


DMV BRANCH CLOSING INFORMATION

DMV will be closing their branches in rotation to start training for their employees on new software. The following is the schedule:

  • February 17 – February 20 - Bridgeport and Norwalk offices, and the Stamford photo license center that is by appointment only
  • February 24 – February 27 - New Britain and Enfield offices
  • March 3 – March 6 - Willimantic, Putnam and Norwich offices
  • March 10 – March 13 - Waterbury, Winsted and Danbury offices
  • March 17 – March 20 - Hamden and Old Saybrook offices
  • March 24 – March 27 - Wethersfield office


    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, we require 3-5 business days for your payment to be credited to your account. We do not fax or mail DMV tax releases.

    Pay and/or view Your Taxes Online:
    Online payments are subject to a convenience fee as follows:

    Checking/Savings Account $3.95
    Debit Card $3.95
    Credit Card 3% of total charge

    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

    PLEASE NOTE:

    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.

    A $20.00 FEE IS CHARGED FOR ANY CHECK RETURNED BY THE BANK FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS.

    Payment Options:

    Mail:
    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 acceptedin the Tax Office

    Online:
    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

    Partial payments are not accepted on line.

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

    The first time you make a payment on line you must register with Webster Bank. After that, you will be able to log on with your own identity and password.

    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. We do not fax or mail DMV tax releases.

    Diane M. Lauber, CCMC
    Tax Collector

    Anne Marie Burr, CCMC
    Assistant Tax Collector

    Joanne Kochiss
    Clerk

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