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Contact the Assessor's Office at 203–245–5652 for more information.
The full year Real Estate, Motor Vehicle and Personal Property bills are mailed the 3rd week of June each year. This mailing contains both the July 1 and January 1 payment vouchers. We do not mail a separate bill for the January installment. Please save your bills and/or set a calendar reminder.
Supplemental Motor Vehicle bills are mailed by the end of December each year.
Your tax town is your town of residency as of October 1.
If you move, you must immediately notify the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles of your new address. Be sure that you request a change of address on your driver's license and on your vehicle registration(s). Tax bills are generated using the mailing address and tax town on your vehicle registration. Learn more by visiting our Motor Vehicle Proration Page
Please return the bill to the Tax Department, so we can get the bill to the new owner. An adjustment for real estate taxes should have been made by the attorneys at the time of your closing.
Notify the Tax Collector and the Assessor immediately.
According to office records, there may be past due taxes in your name or on the parcel of property in question if your taxes were not paid in full in a timely manner.
Call 203-245-5641 for updated interest charges, if applicable.
Please call the Assessor’s Office at 203-245-5652.
Yes. If you or your spouse are age 65 or older, permanently reside in Madison (legal residence), own your home and meet certain income restrictions, you may be eligible for one or more forms of town or state-financed tax relief. To inquire about income eligibility requirements, or for information about these programs, contact the Senior Services Department at 203-245-5627.
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Contact your Assessor's Office 203-245-5651. Do not ignore your bill, even if your vehicle has been sold and plates returned to Department of Motor Vehicles, stolen and not recovered, declared a total loss, or if you have moved from Madison or moved out of Connecticut. If any of these situations apply to you, you may be entitled to a credit. Contact the Assessor for information regarding the acceptable forms of proof for the issuance of a credit. Two forms of written proof are required, and you must apply for the credit within a limited time.
All delinquent taxes in your name must be paid in full for immediate clearance.
Standard price guidelines are used in determining the value of motor vehicles. Assessments for tax purposes are based upon 70% of clean retail value, as determined by the NADA book.
There is no statutory rule concerning the time period covered by real estate tax bills. In Madison, the real estate tax bill covers the period from July 1 to June 30. If you buy or sell real estate, an adjustment for real estate taxes will be made by the attorneys who are handling the closing. Care should be taken to ensure taxes are paid, particularly when a closing occurs within 60 days of a tax due date.
Municipal taxes are due and payable in advance. The fiscal year runs from July 1 - June 30.
The calculation on your closing statement gives credits and adjustments until the closing date. After the closing, the buyer is responsible for the next bill that becomes due, either July 1 or January 1. Madison only sends out one bill, which is typically mailed in June. You can view and pay your real estate bill online.
Please refer to your closing attorney for any questions pertaining to your closing transaction.
Please, never ignore a bill. Taxes remain due and interest will continue to accumulate until the bill is paid.
Taxes due July 1 may be paid or legally USPS postmarked by August 1 and taxes due January 1 may be paid or legally USPS postmarked by February 1 to be considered on time.
When the final day for payment of any tax of any installment thereof occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, payment may be made without interest or penalty on the following business day.
If you no longer have a mortgage/escrow and it is your responsibility to pay taxes,
The property tax rate is expressed in mills or thousandths of a dollar in Connecticut. A tax rate of 45 mills is equivalent to $45.00 per $1,000 of assessed value. The property tax rate is determined by dividing the grand levy by the net grand list; this process may be expressed by the following formula: Grand Levy / Grand List = Tax Rate
Property is assessed in each town or city, as it existed on the assessment day. The assessment date for all towns and cities in the State of Connecticut is October 1.
Each year, within 5 days after adoption of the annual budget, the Board of Finance must set a tax rate (mill rate). Typically, the time frame for this aspect of the process is in May.