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 2019 Grand List Real Estate, Motor Vehicle and Personal Property tax bills will be mailed on June 30, 2020.
The 2019 Grand List Motor Vehicle tax bills are due on July 1, 2020 in a single payment. Also due on July 1, 2020 are the first-half payments with respect to the 2019 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 tax installment. Please retain your original bill for the second installment.
Both the 2019 Motor Vehicle tax bills and the first-half payments of Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills carry a due date of July 1, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the grace period has been extended to October 1, 2020. If payment is not received by October 1, 2020, the installment will become delinquent and will immediately be subject to 6% interest. Thereafter interest will be added at the rate of 1-1/2% per month (18% annually).
If you purchased property after October 1, 2019, do not escrow with a bank, and do not have an original 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 October 1, 2020 will be considered on-time. The stamp of metered mail through a service such as Pitney Bowes, Neopost, or Stamps.com does not constitute a USPS postmark. Any payment received after October 1, 2020 solely bearing such a stamp will be considered late.
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 October 1, 2020 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 October 1, 2020 as the due date, means a bank expects you to schedule payment on or before September 25th. Waiting until September 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 579
Southington, CT 06489
Your canceled check will be your receipt.
For your convenience a drop box is also available outside the Berlin Avenue entrance to Town Hall.
We would like to stress that if you can accomplish what you need by mail, our drop box, our website, email or phone, please do so.
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.