Real Estate, Motor Vehicle, and Personal Property tax bills for the current tax year will be mailed the last week of June. Residents will not receive a reminder or separate bill for the installment due in January. The Town will communicate due dates online.
Tax bills are due in two installments: July 1 and January 1 of the following year. A thirty-day grace period applies to all tax bills. Installments due July 1 are payable until August 1 without interest accruing. Installments due January 1 are payable until February 1 without interest accruing. Bills of $100.00 or less are due in a single installment on July 1 with the same grace period. If the first of the month falls on a weekend, you have until the next business day to pay without interest accruing. For example, if August 1 falls on a Sunday, you would have until August 2 to pay without interest accruing.
Three types of property are taxable; Real Estate, Motor Vehicles, and Personal Property. Real Estate includes both buildings and land you own. Motor Vehicles include any registered cars, trucks, trailers, and motorcycles. Personal property includes machinery or fixtures leased or owned by a business and any unregistered vehicles.
In-person payments can be made Monday – Thursday, 8:00 – 12:00, 1:00 - 4:30 and Friday 8:00 – 12:00 at the Tax Collector’s Office in Town Hall via cash, check, or money order. If you are paying with a credit or debit card, please do so online. Online payments can be made at https://www.mytaxbill.org/inet/bill/home.do?town=seymour. The following fees apply for both in-person and online payments: a flat $3.95 for Visa debit, 2.5% for all credit cards and MasterCard debit cards, and a flat $2.00 for electronic checks. Payments can be mailed in the pre-addressed envelope included with your bill. Please include the correct portion of your bill.
Payments made after the grace period will be subject to interest at a rate of 1.5% per month, effective the first of each month. This includes the one-month grace period.
According to our records, there are past due taxes in your name or on the parcel of property in question. Per state statute, payments made towards accounts with delinquent or ‘Back Taxes’ must be applied toward the oldest outstanding bill first. All unpaid taxes will continue to accrue interest on the first of each month.
No. By state statute, neither the Tax Collector nor First Selectman have the authority to waive interest. There are no exceptions.
Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or any interest that will accrue because of late payment. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to know when taxes are due. If you do not receive a bill, or have misplaced it, please call the Tax Collector’s office.
The property tax rate is expressed in mills or thousandths of a dollar. For each fiscal year, the Board of Finance recommends a budget that is put to a referendum each May.
The two parties determine responsibility at the time of closing. Contact your attorney with any questions.
Any questions regarding taxes paid via escrow should be addressed to your mortgage company. In regards to any unpaid real estate taxes, tell them to contact the Tax Collector immediately.
Lockbox is a feature that allows Seymour to more effectively process payments via the Town's bank in Hartford. This is not an error.
If you registered a vehicle after October 1, and before July 30, you will receive a pro-rated tax bill in January. Supplemental bills are due January 1, payable without interest accruing until February 1.
Yes. If the new vehicle has the same license plate, you will receive a pro-rated supplemental motor vehicle tax bill in January for the new vehicle. You will then receive a credit on the supplemental bill equal to the amount paid for the old vehicle. The credit is automatic and does not require an application. Supplemental bills are mailed in January and must be paid in full by February 1 to avoid interest from accruing.
Any unpaid motor vehicle tax will prevent you from registering your current and any new vehicles. All delinquent motor vehicle taxes must be paid in full to secure a release from DMV, which will be issued electronically, generally within one week of payment. Immediate release requires payment via cash, money order, or debit card.
Possibly. Exceptions may be available to qualified individuals, including veterans, active military personnel, the blind, and the totally disabled. Questions regarding eligibility and application requirements must contact the Assessor’s Office at (203) 881-5013).
Those 65 or older may be eligible for tax breaks. Income restrictions apply. Questions regarding eligibility and application requirements must contact the Dawn Hunter, Seymour's Municipal Aide at (203) 888-0406 x3.