TAX revenue collector's OFFICE

Our Office's Responsibility to Our Residents:

 

The Griswold Revenue Collector Office is responsible for

 the billing and  collection of all Real Estate, Motor Vehicle and Personal Property bills for Griswold and

the Borough District

CONTACT

OUR OFFICE

Leona Sharkey, CCMC

Tax Collector

860-376-7060 x2102

email me

 

Assistant Tax Collector

860-376-7060 x2104

email me

Griswold Town Hall

28 Main Street

Jewett City, CT 06351

Phone: 860 376-7060

Fax:  860 376-7070

 

Our office is on the first floor of the Town Hall.

 

HOURS:

Monday - Wednesday

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursday

8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Friday

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

TOWN OF GRISWOLD/BOROUGH OF JEWETT CITY

NOTICE OF TAX COLLECTOR

 

GRISWOLD TOWN HALL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

 

   Payments will ONLY be received by

MAIL, DROP BOX, OVER THE PHONE OR ONLINE at www.griswold-ct.org

 (An additional fee is charged by the processing company for Credit and Debit Transactions,

as well as Electronic Checks Online Only)

 

The Following Taxes are Due July 1, 2020 and payable without interest by August 3, 2020:

1.  Motor Vehicle Taxes IN FULL

2.  Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes UNDER $100.00 IN FULL

3.  Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes OVER $100.00 – First Installment

 

Taxpayers who have been approved for the deferment program will have taxes due July 1, 2020 and payable without interest by October 1, 2020.

 

Mail postmarked (US Postal Service postmark only) on or before August 3, 2020 will be considered as having been paid on time.

 

Payments placed in the Town Hall drop box after 4:00 p.m. on August 3, 2020 will be considered as having been made the following business day and will be deemed as paid late.

 

Delinquent Tax Date – August 4, 2020 with interest at 1.5% per month from July 1, 2020.

Deferment by Application Delinquent Tax Date – October 2, 2020 with interest at 1.5% per month from July 1, 2020. There is a minimum interest of $2.00. Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or penalties per CGSS 12-130.

 

Please make checks/money orders payable to Town of Griswold and mail payments to Town of Griswold, Tax Collector, 28 Main Street, P.O. Box 369, Jewett City, CT 06351. The tax office will be staffed Monday-Wednesday 8:30-4:00, Thursday 8:30-6:30 and Friday 8:30-1:00.

 

Leona Sharkey, CCMC

Tax Collector - Town of Griswold

TAX REMINDER

IMPORTANT - ONLINE PAYMENT INFORMATION

 

ATTENTION RESIDENTS – GRISWOLD AND JEWETT CITY

DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE TOWN HALL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC,

THE TAX OFFICE WILL ACCEPT PAYMENTS THROUGH THE FOLLOWING METHODS:

 

1.  Drop box – Side of the building. Mark outside of envelopes Tax Office.

2.  Regular mail.

3.  Credit Card or Debit Card by phone or online at www.griswold-ct.org, click departments, click tax office,

     click make your online tax payment here. (There is an additional fee for this feature charged by the

     processing company whether by phone or online). All credit cards 2.5%, MasterCard Debit 2.5%, and

      Visa Debit $3.95.

4.  Electronic Check (ONLINE ONLY) for an additional fee of $2.00 (charged by the processing company).

 

When paying delinquent motor vehicle bills online, it will take (3) three business days to be cleared for

release for the Department of Motor Vehicles.

 

TAX OFFICE POLICY

 

 

.ADMINISTRATIVE FEE – DELINQUENT MOTOR VEHICLES

 

Effective July 1, 2018 there will be an administrative fee of $5.00 added to each delinquent motor vehicle account. This policy was reviewed and approved by the Board of Finance.

DMV RELEASE/CLEARANCE

PAYMENTS:

Cash, Money Order or Bank/Cashier Check – Same Day Clearance.

Debit, Credit or Personal/Business Check – 3 Day Hold.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

ALL BILLS PAID IN PERSON WILL BE PAID AT THE TOWN TAX OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR.

CHECKS ARE MADE PAYABLE TO: TOWN OF GRISWOLD FOR ALL BILLS INCLUDING THOSE WITHIN THE BOROUGH DISTRICT TAX

Please Note:

 

Any 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) 376-7060 extension 2105 or 2103.

 

Questions about billing, tax balances due, amounts paid, delinquent taxes and interest charged should be directed to the Revenue Collector's Office.

Make  Your Online

Tax  $

Payment Here

Mobile Home Information

 

Any person owning a mobile manufactured home should have filed with the Town Clerk a certificate of title, bill of sale or other document evidencing the person's ownership of the mobile manufactured home. Furthermore, any document transferring title or owner who desires to remove such home from a park or land on which it has been situated must file a removal statement for

recording with the Town Clerk

Dates to Remember

 

All taxes on the Grand List of October 1st of a given year are typically billed in July of the following year.

 

Bills are mailed once a year.
(No additional mailings will be sent for installments.)

 

Interest on late payments is 18% annual, calculated at 1.5% per month or any fraction of a month from the due date.

 

Real and Personal Property

  • Less than $100, are due in full 7/1
  • Over $100, are due semi annually 7/1 & 1/1

 

Motor Vehicles:

  • Registered after October 1st will be billed in the January following the July collection.
  • Supplemental Motor Vehicle Taxes
    • Due the First of January, Each Year
    • Supplemental motor vehicle bills are for any newly registered vehicle after October 1 st. Vehicles are assessed based on the month they were first registered through September 30th. If this vehicle replaces a vehicle on the regular October 1st Grand List, a credit for that vehicle will show on this bill. If this vehicle has been sold, destroyed, stolen or registered in another state, please contact the Assessor's Office.

 

No other bill will be sent for the January installment on your Real Estate and Personal Property bills. These tax bills are mailed only in June of every year, so please mark your calendars as a reminder.

 

ALL DELINQUENT MOTOR VEHICLE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES FOR 2015  AND PRIOR YEARS ARE SUBJECT TO COLLECTION FEES.

CONTACT CREDIT INFORMATION BUREAU AT 1-800-467-4496.

How Do I Pay My Tax Bill?

 

The best way to make a tax payment is in person at the Town Hall. We would be happy to answer all of your questions.

 

When paying by check through the mail:

  • Write your list number(s) on your check or money order
  • Make payable to the" Town of Griswold" along with your installment coupon which is attached to the bottom of the bill.
    • Remember: Real Estate and Personal Property bills have two coupons attached to the bottom, first installment due August 1st & the second half due January 1st as always you have thirty days from the due date to pay without penalty.
    • If a receipt is desired send a stamped, self addressed envelope with all copies of the bill.

 

When paying by Credit card/Debit Card:

  • Payments may be made at our Tax Collector's Office or on line by using the secure link.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.
  • Taxpayer is to pay a Courtesy Fee.
    • 2.5% SITE FEE  or a $2.00 MINIMUM
    • $2.00 for Electronic Check

 

Delays in mailing due to incorrect mailing information can cost you money. You can avoid delays and possible late fees and interest by simply providing your correct mail delivery address. For our motor vehicle tax bills we rely on files from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle to have the most current address. If you have not updated your address on your registration with DMV please do so ASAP.

 

 

 

 

HOW TO PAY TAXES WHEN TOWN HALL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC POSTED ON:

MARCH 17, 2020

 

Beginning March 18, 2020, The Griswold Town Hall will be closed to the public for an

undetermined amount of time. In trying to make this as easy as possible for the taxpayer,

delinquent taxes may be mailed in, PUT IN THE NEW DROPBOX ON THE SIDE OF THE

BUILDING, or paid online at www.griswold-ct.org, which there is a fee associated with this

service as follows: CREDIT CARDS/MASTERCARD DEBIT: 2.5% E-CHECKS: $2.00 and VISA DEBIT:

$3.95 (Choose this option only if the 2.5% credit transaction fee is greater than the flat fee).

This will allow you to pay the lesser fee if you run it as a credit card transaction.

 

If your account(s) are currently with the State Marshal, you will continue to mail your money

order, bank check or personal check to him; State Marshal Daniel Reynolds. Marshal Reynolds

can be reached at 860-208-4974. If your accounts are currently with the Town Attorney, you will

continue to contact Atty. Matthew Willis for a payoff figure and submit payment with a bank

check or money order to his office as well. Attorney Willis can be reached at 860-241-4074 or

willis@halloransage.com.

 

If you need an immediate clearance with the DMV, you will NEED TO E-MAIL ME at

taxcollector@griswold-ct.org so I can verify payment has been made. I will be providing same day

clearances for online payments and mailed during these difficult times. I will be in the tax office

to take your calls and help you as best I can under these extraordinary circumstances. Stay safe

and well!

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN OF GRISWOLD  and BOROUGH OF JEWETT CITY

CONNECTICUT - 06351