Tax Office News
Due to the Tax Office conducting their year-end processing, we will be closing at 4pm on Thursday, June 29, 2023 and closed on Friday, June 30, 2023. All other town hall offices will remain open during their regular hours.
Please plan accordingly. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences.
The Tax Office will reopen on Monday, July 3, 2023 at 8am.
To read our "Legal Notice" please click here.
Tax Collector's Policies
Checks should be made payable to the "Tax Collector Town of Thomaston." Third party checks are not accepted.
If an immediate DMV release is needed: If payment is made via our online payment system or by a personal check, there will be a 10 (business) day waiting period before the release to DMV will be processed.
On March 31, 2010, at a Thomaston Town Meeting, an ordinance was adopted that requires ANY delinquent motor vehicle bill be charged a $2.00 delinquent fee.
Per Connecticut State Statute C.G.S. §§ 12-130, failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax. If you have not received a tax bill by July 1st, or received a bill in error, please contact the Tax Office at 860-283-4271 as soon as possible.
If the payment due date of August 1st or February 1st is on a weekend, the grace period is extended to the next business day.
Failure to pay in full on or before August 1 or February 1 will result in a late payment with interest charged at 1.5% per month (18% per year) computed from the due date of July 1 or January 1, per Connecticut State Statute C.G.S. §§ 12-145. Minimum interest charge is $2.00.
If you misplaced a tax bill(s), you may print a copy of your bill by clicking on the Pay Bills and Tax Information link below or call the Tax Office at 860-283-4271.
Postdated checks are not accepted.
Interest cannot be waived.
U.S. postmark date is used to determine interest.
Past due taxes must be paid before current taxes. The oldest list year is paid first (Connecticut State Statute C.G.S. §§ 12-144b), except for prior years that are in litigation or predate a pending bankruptcy.
Any payment received will be applied to fees, liens, and interest first, and then to tax (Connecticut State Statute C.G.S. §§ 12-144b).
Grand List Year 2022 Mill Rates
Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes: Mill Rate is 33.63
Motor Vehicle and Supplemental Motor Vehicle Taxes: Mill Rate is 32.46 (per Connecticut State Statute C.G.S. §§ 12-71e)
When Taxes Are Due:
Real Estate bills (2 Installments): First installment due July, 1, 2023. The last day to pay without interest is August 1, 2023. Second installment due January 1, 2024. The last day to pay without interest is February 1, 2024. This tax bill is mailed once a year in June. No reminders are sent for the January payment.
Personal Property bills (2 installments-normally): First installment due July 1, 2023. The last day to pay without interest is August 1, 2023. Second installment due January 1, 2024. The last day to pay without interest is February 1, 2024. This tax bill is mailed once a year in June. No reminders are sent for the January payment.
Motor Vehicle bills (1 installment): Due July 1, 2023. The last day to pay without interest is August 1, 2023. Bills are calculated from an October 1st date. If you have sold or traded in an automobile for which you have received a bill, please contact the Assessor's office on how to proceed prior to paying your bill. The Assessor's number is 860-283-0305.
Motor Vehicle Supplemental bills (1 installment - mailed in the month of December): Due on January 1, 2024. The last day to pay without interest is February 1, 2024.
Taxpayers are encouraged to conduct business remotely using one of the options listed below:
- Mail in payments using the self-addressed envelope.
- Visit one of the Thomaston Savings Bank locations in Thomaston only during the months of July and January. You must bring original bill and not owe back taxes. You must write one check per bill.
- Effective March 15, 2022, the Tax Office has partnered with InvoiceCloud, which allows Thomaston taxpayers to pay their real estate, personal property, motor vehicle, and supplemental motor vehicle taxes with an electronic check (e-check) or Credit/Debit card either online or in the Tax Office. InvoiceCloud's fees are as follows:
- E-check: $0.95 flat rate (per check)
- Credit/Debit Card: 2.95% ($2.95 minimum)
With InvoiceCloud you can sign up for AutoPay, Pay By Text, Paperless Billing, or register for an account. Click here. It's convenient, simple, and secure. Your payment is automatically deducted from your preferred payment method on the due date you choose. Just set it and forget it. Click here for instructions.
You can also set yourself up for upcoming reminders via email/text.
Click "Online Bill Pay" button below to search, view, pay and print bills:
Information regarding future tax sales, please click on the link below.
Thomaston Tax Collector
PO Box 136
Thomaston, CT 06787-0136
Phone: (860) 283-4271
Fax: (860) 283-2893
Assistant Tax Collector
Office Hours: (**Subject to Change**)
Monday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – Noon
2023 Holiday Closing/Observances:
01/02/2023: New Year’s Day /Observed Monday
01/16/2023: Martin Luther King Day / Monday
02/13/2023: Lincoln’s Birthday /Monday
02/20/2023: Presidents' Day / Monday
04/07/2023: Good Friday / Friday
05/29/2023: Memorial Day / Monday
07/04/2023: Independence Day /Tuesday
09/04/2023: Labor Day / Monday
10/09/2023: Columbus Day / Monday
11/07/2023: Election Day / Tuesday
11/10/2023: Veteran’s Day / Friday
11/23/2023: Thanksgiving Day / Thursday
11/24/2023: Thanksgiving Day After / Friday
12/22/2023: Christmas Eve / Observed Friday
12/25/2023: Christmas Day / Observed Monday
12/29/2023: New Year's Eve / Observed Friday
2024 Holiday Closing/Observances:
01/01/2024: New Year’s Day / Observed Monday