The Department of Motor Vehicles now offers many online solutions to taxpayers including registering your vehicle, canceling license plates and reprinting forms. Please visit www.ct.gov/dmv for a complete list of online services. Please go to the above Additional Link entitled DMV Press Release for important information that was shared by the DMV at the beginning of June 2016.
*******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.
**Please note, if your wait time is up for a DMV release, please call the tax office for assistance. Releases do not occur automatically at the DMV.
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, 2015 Grand List mill rate is 45.75 mills for Real Estate and Personal Property bills and 37 mills for Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Supplemental bills. This means that for every $1,000 of assessment on Real Estate or Personal Property you pay $45.75 and on Motor Vehicle or Motor Vehicle Supplemental you pay $37.00.
The WPCA has set the sewer usage fee for the fiscal year 2016-2017 as $224 per unit for Residential properties and $224 per 65,000 gallons for Commercial/Industrial properties.
This is a reminder that Town Tax Bills will be due July 1, 2016 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, 2017.
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, 2015 and Personal Property will be due in the July 2016 billing. Tax payments for Supplemental Motor Vehicles that were registered after October 1, 2015 but before August 1, 2016 will be due in the January 2017 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 of July &/or January 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:
SOLD? REPOSSESSED? TOTALED? DONATED? STOLEN? REGISTERED OUT OF STATE?
TAXED IN WRONG TOWN?......
Please contact the Assessor’s Office at 860.489.2222.
Per State Statute 12-129, taxpayers must apply for a refund (**which by law is a true overpayment of the amount due in the rate book) within three years of the due date of the tax bill. A few exceptions apply. A copy of this application form can be viewed under the Additional Links section above. Download this form and fill it out. Grand List years 2013 and prior AND Grand List years 2014-2015 for Sewer Usage only require a copy of the form of payment that was used to cause this refund, either a cash receipt, copy of the cancelled check (front and back) and/or credit card receipt. The 2014 & 2015 Grand List years for all other types of bills may also require this information as well at any time. For further questions, please contact the Tax office at 860.489.2209. Thank you.
Motor Vehicles that were registered on October 1, 2015 at the Department of Motor Vehicles will be due in full in July 2016.
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 2016. If the bill is $50.00 or less for Real estate only it is due and payable in full in July 2016. If the Real Estate bill is over $50.00 it can be paid in two equal installments, half due July 2016 and the other half due January 2017. ***Please note that no separate mailing will be sent for the January installment.
Per State Statute 16-262c and because sewer usage is considered a utility, sewer details are not public information, unless the account is delinquent, under the direction of the Freedom of Information. The tax office has made it possible through their software company to allow the owner of a particular parcel to look up and pay their sewer bill online via this website. You were supplied with a unique ID number on your bill consisting of 12 digits that you will need to look up your account and pay it online. If you do not have this number, please call the office for further instructions at 860.489.2209 x6. Thank you.
Real Estate Sold or Transferred
Real Estate taxes and Sewer Usage fees appear in the name of the owner on the October 1, 2015 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 2016. If the bill is $50.00 or less it is due and payable in full in July 2016. If the bill is over $50.00 it can be paid in two equal installments, half due July 2016 and the other half due January 2017. ***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 27, 2016 through August 5, 2016 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.