Tax Billing & Payment Information
All Motor Vehicle taxes are due in full on July 1st. Real Estate and Personal Property taxes in amounts of $500 and over may be paid in full, or be paid in two installments. The first installment is due July 1st, and the second is due January 1st with 30 days to pay. Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes are due in full on January 1st. The taxes must be paid in full during the month of the installment dates. All taxes paid late will be subject to an annual interest charge of 1.5% per month from the due date (18% Annual Percentage Rate (APR)) with a minimum interest charge of $2.
Bills Have Three Parts
The July bills for the Real Estate and Personal Property taxes have 3 parts. Part C is for the taxpayer’s records for both payments (which can be stamped by the office when paid). Part B is for the January 1st installment, and Part A is for the July 1st installment.
Note: No bill will be mailed for the second installment.
Time Frame Coverage Dates
- Real Estate taxes cover from July 1st of the current year through June 30th of the following year.
- Personal Property taxes cover a business that was operating on October 1st of the previous year.
- Motor Vehicle taxes cover from October 1st of the previous year through September 30th.
- Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes cover from the date the vehicle was newly registered after October 1st.
Tax Payment Methods
- In Person / By Mail: Payment can be made in person at the Office of the Revenue Collector or by mail.
- Online: For your convenience, you can also pay your taxes by credit/debit card or EFT/ACH through the online tax payment page. The service fees for online payments are 2.95% for credit card payment and $.95 for EFT/ACH payment transactions
Please Note: Credit/Debit cards are not accepted in the Tax Collector’s Office or over the phone.
Visit our Pay Your Taxes Online page for all information and features of our new online payment system and to create a account to access the new features.
Online credit card payments take five business days before a motor vehicle release can be issued, and payments by check cannot be released for ten business days.
For Office Payments
Please bring your entire bill into the office. Cash, checks and money orders are accepted in the Tax Office. Cash payments require significantly longer processing time, so payments by check or money order are encouraged. To ensure that your account is properly credited, the following steps should be followed when making payment:
- Make checks payable to “Newington Revenue Collector”. Enclose the proper copy of the bill with your signed check. No Post-Dated Checks are accepted. Checks are received for collection only and shall not constitute payment until cleared through proper bank or depository.
- If you need a receipt please include your portion of the bill and one for the office with a self-addressed and stamped envelope, or bring copies into the office for your receipt. Save your copy as a receipt for Federal and State Tax returns.
- If “back taxes due” appear on your bill, please call the office at 860-665-8540 for the correct amount due. By State Statute all back taxes must be paid first. This includes individuals who are joint on a vehicle. If you no longer own a car, etc. or have plate receipts contact the Assessor at 860-665-8530.
- If you pay in person, bring both copies to the Collector’s office. To avoid our long lines - mail your payment.
- Save your copy as receipt for Federal and State tax returns.
Note: Taxpayers are responsible to make sure that their taxes are paid when due! Failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax, interest or fees that are added.
If a release is needed to register a vehicle with the State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, payment must be made by cash, money order or bank teller check. Find more information on the State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Questions about the payment of taxes or missing bills should be directed to the Revenue Collector’s office at 860-665-8540.
- Questions concerning assessments, adjustments or exemptions for real estate, personal property, or motor vehicles should be directed to the Assessor’s office at 860-665-8530.