Tax Collector

Tax Collector Giselle Neri

Phone  860-376-0453
Fax  860- 376-3295

Regular Hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday,  9AM-2PM
Tuesday evening, 5-7PM

FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE TAX OR INTEREST.

TO VIEW TAX BILLS AND/OR PAY ONLINE PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Note: Search criteria is specific. Please read directions carefully.

*PLEASE CONTACT THE TAX COLLECTOR IF YOU NEED CLEARANCE FROM DMV TO REGISTER YOUR MOTOR VEHICLE.  PAYING YOUR BILL ONLINE DOESN’T AUTOMATICALLY CLEAR YOUR NAME AT DMV.

Payment of Taxes

  • Payment of taxes can be made by cash or check.
  • We are now accepting credit/debit cards and e-checks online only.  Please utilize above link.
  • It is requested that large real estate taxes be paid by check and not in cash.
  • If you paid your taxes by check and the check is returned for “insufficient funds” (bounced), a fee of $20.00 will be applied to your bill.
  • If you would like a receipt for payment please forward a stamped self-addressed envelope.

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN
TAX COLLECTOR’S NOTICE

Notice is hereby given to all taxpayers of the Town of Voluntown that the second and final installment on Real Estate and Personal Property, including Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes on the Grand List of Octorber 1, 2017, are due and payable on January 1, 2019.

The second installments and Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes may be paid without penalty through February 4, 2019. The rate of interest is 1.5% per month from the due date of January 1st (18% per year) or a minimum of $2.00 per bill or installment. If paid in February, but after the 4th, interest is computed at 3%.

I will be in my office Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m., as well as Saturday, February 2nd from 9 a.m. until noon for the collection of these taxes.

Payments may be made by mail (P.O. Box 96 ,Voluntown, CT), or in the office at 115 Main Street, Voluntown. If a receipt is required, please send a portion of the bill and enclose a self addressed stamped envelope.

FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE TAX OR INTEREST. 

Dated at Voluntown, CT this 24th day of December, 2018.

Giselle Neri
Tax Collector

Motor Vehicle Property Tax

Motor Vehicles are subject to a local property tax under Connecticut state law. This applies whether or not the vehicle is registered. The local property tax is computed and issued by your local tax collector.

If you do not register a motor vehicle but retain ownership, you must annually file a declaration form with your assessor(s) between October 1 and November 1.

DMV will no longer accept paper tax releases beginning November 16, 2015. Your tax collector will need to clear you online.

Each town has its own ID number and contact information for property tax purposes.

More info on Motor Vehicle Property Tax and Assessment visit:  CT Department of Motor Vehicles website.

VETERAN’S EXEMPTION

A basic veteran’s exemption in the amount of $6,000 total is available to any veteran who has served during any war period so declared in Section 12-81, Subsection 19 of the Connecticut State Statues and who has either received an Honorable Discharge or is still serving on active duty.  To be eligible veterans must file their DD214 discharge papers with the Town Clerk by September 30th in order to receive the exemption off of either their home or vehicle on the October 1st Grand List.

An additional veteran’s exemption is also available for qualified veterans who meet state income requirements. Applications must be received in the Assessor’s office by October 1st.

Veterans claiming disability exemptions for the first time must submit proof from the Veterans Administration to the Assessor during the Assessment period stating the percentage of disability in order to receive the proper amount of exemption on the current Grand List. All others only need to file their VA disability paperwork if their amount of disability has changed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

  • AT TAX TIME YOUR APPEALS PROCESS HAS BEEN EXHAUSTED
  • Unless there is a glaring clerical error, we cannot alter your Assessment
  • The mil rate is based on the needs of the governing body. There is a Selectmen’s Budget and a Board of Education Budget.
    • budget is based on the dollar amount required to run the town.
  • The annual town meeting is held in June. 
    • the taxpayer voices his/her opinion as to the expenditures of the town.
  • YOUR ASSESSMENT X THE MIL RATE = YOUR TAX BILL