Tax Collector

Welcome to the Tax Collector's office!

The primary responsibility of the Burlington Tax Collector's office is the billing and collection of property taxes, special service charges, and special assessments. We commonly handle many other requests for information from taxpayers, lending institutions, attorneys, title searchers and appraisers, keeping our staff very busy during our office hours.

What You Should Know About Tax Collection in Burlington, Connecticut...

Real estate, personal property, motor vehicle taxes and special service charges (sewer use and waste collection) become due July 1st of each year. The billing period is from October 1st of the previous year to the following September 30th. For example.... the October 1, 2011 Grand List becomes due July 1, 2012 and covers the billing period from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012. Per State Statute, the July 1st installment must be paid on or before the first business day of August. The January installment must be paid on or before the first business day of February. All late payments are charge interest at the rate of 18% per year. When payments are made late, the interest reverts to the due date of July 1st and January 1st. Therefore, in August and February 3% interest immediately becomes due. The minimum interest charge is $2.00. For each subsequent month, an additional 1 1/2% is charged. Interest charges cannot be waived for any reason. The Statutes state, "failure to receive a bill does not abate the tax or the interest." It is the taxpayer's responsibility to know what taxes are due and make sure that they are paid in a timely manner.

Special Notes:

  • All taxes, special service charges and special assessments are collected according to the dictates of the Statutes of the State of Connecticut.
  • All bills must be corrected and paid within the interest free payment period to avoid an interest charge.
  • All payment copies are sent in June and there is no separate billing for the January installment.
  • If the notation "Back Taxes" appears on your bill, call the tax office for an updated interest charges on what you already owe. Back taxes and interest must be paid in full before payment on current bills can be accepted.

Mill Rate for October 1, 2015 Grand List is 31.6

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Allison Tharau Tax Collector
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