Welcome to the Southington Tax Office! The collecting of taxes is both historic and statutory and steeped with legal traditions and precedents. While the office operates under the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut in conjunction with the Office of Policy & Management, it also has a very contemporary business dimension with respect to operational policies and procedures, equipment, personnel, forms, collection techniques and public relations.
The 2017 Grand List Real Estate, Motor Vehicle and Personal Property tax bills will be mailed on June 29, 2018.
The 2017 Grand List Motor Vehicle tax bills are due on July 1, 2018 in a single payment. Also due on July 1, 2018 are the first-half payments with respect to the 2017 Grand List Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills. The Town of Southington does not re-mail bills for the second Real Estate and Personal Property installment. Please retain your original bill for the second installment.
Both the 2017 Motor Vehicle tax bills and the first-half payments of Real Estate & Personal Property carry a due date of July 1, 2018. There is a 30 day grace period. Therefore August 1, 2018 is the last day to pay before 3% interest is applied.
If you purchased property after October 2017, do not escrow with a bank, and do not receive a real estate bill, please contact our office.
Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or interest.
A payment that is mailed and bears a legible US Postal Service (USPS) postmark of August 1, 2018 will be considered on-time. Metered mail through a service such as Pitney Bowes, Neopost, or Stamps.com will not be considered on-time if the envelope also bears a USPS postmark dated after August 1, 2018.
LATE PAYMENT WARNING when using a Bank Payment Service like "Bill Pay" - You should be aware that bank payments via a paper check electronically drawn from your bank account (e.g. savings, checking) and mailed to the Tax Collector's office must meet the same postmark requirements mentioned above. The date on the paper check is meaningless. Furthermore, you should know that we receive many envelopes from banks with "bill pay" checks without a valid USPS postmark. Any payment received after August 1, 2018 without a postmark will be considered late. Finally, most banks require that you schedule your payment 5 business days before their "deliver by" date. Using August 1st as the due date, means a bank expects you to schedule payment on or before July 25th. Waiting until July 25th to use a "bill pay" service is a dangerous practice and a potentially expensive late payment and interest experience for the taxpayer.
Avoid long lines - pay by mail - send your payment to:
Southington Tax Collector
PO Box 1036
Southington, CT 06489
Your canceled check will be your receipt.
If you have an escrow account and the real estate tax bill was sent to you, please forward the bill to your bank. If you own property in town and do not escrow with a bank or mortgage company and did not receive a tax bill, or need any information, please call our office. Failure to have received a bill does not exempt the taxpayer from taxes or interest charges.