Tax Collector



TOWN OF GRISWOLD/BOROUGH OF JEWETT CITY


NOTICE OF TAX COLLECTOR


(TOWN MILL RATE IS 28.94 & BOROUGH MILL RATE IS 3.50)

GRISWOLD TOWN HALL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Payments will be received by
IN PERSON, MAIL, DROP BOX, PHONE OR ONLINE at www.griswold-ct.org
(An additional fee is charged by the processing company (Invoice Cloud) for Credit and Debit Transactions, as well as Electronic Checks.)

The Following Taxes are Due July 1, 2021 and payable without interest by August 2, 2021:
Motor Vehicle Taxes IN FULL
Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes OVER $100.00 – FIRST INSTALLMENT
Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes LESS THAN $100.00 – IN FULL

Mail postmarked (US Postal Service postmark only) on or before August 2, 2021 will be considered as having been paid on time.

Payments placed in the Town Hall drop box after 4:00 p.m. on August 2, 2021 will be considered as having been made the following business day and will be deemed as paid late.

Delinquent Tax Date – August 3, 2021 with interest at 1.5% per month from July 1, 2021. There is a minimum interest of $2.00. Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or penalties per CGSS 12-130.

Please make checks/money orders payable to Town of Griswold and mail payments to Town of Griswold, c/o Tax Collector, 28 Main Street, P.O. Box 369, Jewett City, CT 06351. Please include a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope if you would like a receipt. Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8:30-4:00, Thursday 8:30-6:30 and Friday 8:30-1:00. 

Leona Sharkey, CCMC
Tax Collector - Town of Griswold

TAX PAYMENTS

ATTENTION RESIDENTS – GRISWOLD AND JEWETT CITY

THE TAX OFFICE WILL ACCEPT PAYMENTS THROUGH THE FOLLOWING METHODS:
(Cash, Check, Money Order, Bank/Cashier Check, Debit/Credit)

  1. In Office – Bring entire bill when paying in person.
  2. Drop box – Side of the building. Mark outside of envelopes Tax Office. Receipts will be mailed.
  3. Regular mail – If receipt is wanted, please include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope.
  4. Credit/ Debit Card – In office, by phone or online at www.griswold-ct.org, click Make a Tax Payment, click agree and understand statement, & follow instructions. (There is an additional fee charged by the processing company - All credit and debit cards are 2.75%.  Electronic Check (ONLINE ONLY) for an additional fee of $1.25. The minimum fee is $1.50.
If your account(s) are currently with the State Marshal, you will continue to make your payment to him; State Marshal Daniel Reynolds 53 Card Street, Lebanon, CT 06249. Marshal Reynolds can be reached at 860-208-4974.

TAX OFFICE POLICY

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE – DELINQUENT MOTOR VEHICLES

Effective July 1, 2018 there will be an administrative fee of $5.00 added to each delinquent motor vehicle account. This policy was reviewed and approved by the Board of Finance.

DMV RELEASE/CLEARANCE PAYMENTS:

  • Cash, Money Order, Bank/Cashier Check, debit or credit - 24 hours 
  • Personal/Business Checks - 10 Day Hold

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

ALL BILLS PAID IN PERSON WILL BE PAID AT THE TOWN TAX OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR.
CHECKS ARE MADE PAYABLE TO: TOWN OF GRISWOLD
FOR ALL BILLS INCLUDING THOSE WITHIN THE BOROUGH DISTRICT TAX

Please Note:

Any questions concerning assessed value, adjustments, exemptions or credits, tax relief programs, and improper motor vehicle tax billings should be directed to the Assessors Office at (860) 376-7060 extension 2105 or 2103.

Questions about billing, tax balances due, amounts paid, delinquent taxes and interest charged should be directed to the Revenue Collector's Office.

Make  Your Online Tax  $ Payment Here

Mobile Home Information

Any person owning a mobile manufactured home should have filed with the Town Clerk a certificate of title, bill of sale or other document evidencing the person's ownership of the mobile manufactured home. Furthermore, any document transferring title or owner who desires to remove such home from a park or land on which it has been situated must file a removal statement for recording with the Town Clerk

Dates to Remember

All taxes on the Grand List of October 1st of a given year are typically billed in July of the following year. Bills are mailed once a year.(No additional mailings will be sent for installments.)Interest on late payments is 18% annual, calculated at 1.5% per month or any fraction of a month from the due date.

Real and Personal Property

  • Less than $100, are due in full 7/1
  • Over $100, are due semi annually 7/1 & 1/1

Motor Vehicles:

  • Motor Vehicle bills are due in one single installment
  • Supplemental Motor Vehicle Taxes
    • Due the First of January, Each Year
    • Supplemental motor vehicle bills are for any newly registered vehicle between October 2nd through July 31st. Vehicles are assessed based on the month they were first registered through September 30th. If this vehicle replaces a vehicle on the regular October 1st Grand List, a credit for that vehicle will show on this bill. If this vehicle has been sold, destroyed, stolen or registered in another state, please contact the Assessor's Office.

No other bill will be sent for the January installment on your Real Estate and Personal Property bills. These tax bills are mailed only in June of every year, so please mark your calendars as a reminder.

How Do I Pay My Tax Bill?

The best way to make a tax payment is in person at the Town Hall. We would be happy to answer all of your questions.

When paying by check through the mail:

  • Write your list number(s) on your check or money order
  • Make payable to the" Town of Griswold" along with your installment coupon which is attached to the bottom of the bill.
    • Remember: Real Estate and Personal Property bills have two coupons attached to the bottom, first installment due July 1st & the second half due January 1st. You have thirty days from the due date to pay without penalty.

When paying by Credit Card/Debit Card:

  • Payments may be made at the Tax Collector's Office, over the phone, or on line by using the secure link.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.
  • Taxpayer is to pay a Courtesy Fee.
    • 2.75% SITE FEE  credit or debit card, or a $1.50 MINIMUM
    • $1.25 for Electronic Check
Delays in mailing due to incorrect mailing information can cost you money. You can avoid delays and possible late fees and interest by simply providing your correct mail delivery address. For our motor vehicle tax bills we rely on files from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle to have the most current address. If you have not updated your address on your registration with DMV please do so ASAP at https://portal.ct.gov.  Registrations may also be cancelled at the same website.

Our Office's Responsibility to Our Residents:

The Griswold Revenue Collector Office is responsible for the billing and  collection of all Real Estate, Motor Vehicle and Personal Property bills for Griswold and the Borough District

CONTACT OUR OFFICE

Leona Sharkey, CCMC
Tax Collector
860-376-7060 x2102
email me

Ariel Gulovsen
Assistant Tax Collector
860-376-7060 x2104
email me

Griswold Town Hall
28 Main Street
Jewett City, CT 06351
Phone: 860 376-7060
Fax:  860 376-7070

Our office is on the first floor of the Town Hall.

HOURS:
Monday - Wednesday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM