Board of Assessment Appeals will meet on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 1-6:30 PM. Please follow this link: Appeals for more details.
The Tax Collector's Office is responsible for collection of payments for Real Estate taxes, Sewer Usage Fees, Personal Property taxes and Motor Vehicle taxes. The Tax Office takes great pride in the efficiency with which tax matters are handled. The office is responsible for thorough accounting of all records and funds administered. A courteous attitude is mandatory while upholding high standards of ethical conduct and operating in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
The City of Torrington's October 1, 2014 Grand List mill rate is 45.75 mills. This means that for every $1,000 of assessment you pay $45.75. Example: If your motor vehicle is assessed at $1,500 your taxes would be $68.63.
The WPCA has set the sewer usage fee for the fiscal year 2015-2016 as $212 per unit for Residential properties and $212 per 65,000 gallons for Commercial/Industrial properties.
This is a reminder that Town Tax Bills will be due July 1, 2015 for the first installment of Real Estate, Sewer Usage and Personal Property taxes and the entire amount for Motor Vehicle taxes. The second installment of Real Estate, Sewer Usage and Personal Property taxes and the entire amount for Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes will be due January 1, 2016.
Annual bills are usually mailed the last week of June, for a July 1st due date and for the Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes they are mailed in the middle to the end of December for a January 1st due date. Please note that there is not a second billing for the second installment due on Real Estate, Sewer Usage and Personal Property taxes.
Tax payments for Real Estate, Sewer Usage, Motor Vehicles that were registered on or before OCTOBER 1, 2014 and Personal Property will be due in the July 2015 billing. Tax payments for Supplemental Motor Vehicles that were registered after October 1, 2014 but before August 1, 2015 will be due in the January 2016 billing.
**By state law, failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes.
If you do not get a bill, you should contact the Tax Collector’s Office immediately at 860.489.2209 x6.
If paying by mail during the collection month from June 22, 2015 through August 3, 2015 only please send our portion of the bill with a check payable to Torrington Tax Collector, LLC, PO Box 150508, Hartford, CT 06115-0508. Any other time of the year, please mail your payment to 140 Main Street, Room 134, Torrington, CT 06790.
Tax payments may also be made in person at the Tax Office at 140 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790 during office hours only.
***If your MOTOR VEHICLE was:
REGISTERED OUT OF STATE?
TAXED IN WRONG TOWN?......Please contact the Assessor’s Office at 860.489.2222.
Motor Vehicles that were registered on October 1, 2014 at the Department of Motor Vehicles will be due in full in July 2015.
Motor Vehicles registered between October 2, 2014 and July 31, 2015 will be due and payable January 2016. Those supplemental bills will be mailed out in December of 2015.
If you need to change your mailing address and/or tax town at the DMV, please go to the following link: DMV Address Change Form. You can then mail the completed form to DMV at 60 State Street, Wethersfield, CT 06161-5070. We cannot change your address here in the tax office. Please remember that if you fail to do this not only will you not receive future tax bills, but your registration renewal will not be forwarded by the Post Office. If you need to cancel a registration please go to the following link: Registration cancellation.
*******If you are paying your Motor Vehicle taxes late and you need a release for the Department of Motor Vehicles to register ANY vehicle in your name immediately, payment must be made in CASH. No checks of any kind will be accepted for an immediate release. If you want to pay with a check, you will have to wait ten (10) business days for a release. Payment with a credit/debit card or an EFT (electronic funds transfer) payment from our credit card company Point and Pay will require three (3) business days for a release. There are fees associated with the service. See Additional Links above for more information.
Real Estate & Sewer Usage
The only bill you will receive for Real Estate taxes & Sewer Usage fees is the bill mailed at the end of June 2015. If the bill is $100.00 or less for Real estate only it is due and payable in full in July 2015. If the Real Estate bill is over $100.00 it can be paid in two equal installments, half due July 2015 and the other half due January 2016. *****Please note that no separate mailing will be sent for the January installment.
Real Estate Sold or Transferred
Real Estate taxes appear in the name of the owner on the October 1, 2014 Grand List. The new owner’s name(s) will appear on the new grand list’s billing. If property has been sold or transferred, please forward bill to the new owner or to the tax collector.
The only bill you will receive for Personal Property taxes is the bill mailed at the end of June 2015. If the bill is $100.00 or less it is due and payable in full in July 2015. If the bill is over $100.00 it can be paid in two equal installments, half due July 2015 and the other half due January 2016. *****Please note that no separate mailing will be sent for the January installment.
Assessments & Exemptions
Questions in reference to Assessments & Exemptions should be directed to the Assessor's Office. Any questions in regard to Motor Vehicles which have been sold or registered in another town or state should also be directed to the Assessor's Office, at 860.489.2222.
Payments by Mail or Payments in Person
If a receipt is desired and you are mailing in a payment, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and mail the entire bill. If paying by mail during the collection month from June 22, 2015 through August 3, 2015 only please send it to Torrington Tax Collector, LLC, PO Box 150508, Hartford, CT 06115-0508. Any other time of the year, please mail your payment to 140 Main Street, Room 134, Torrington, CT 06790.. If no receipt is desired just send the correct part for the installment you are trying to pay. If you are paying in person, please bring the entire bill.
If you have any questions concerning your tax bill, please call the Tax Collector’s Office at 860.489.2209 x6 and we will be happy to assist you.