What do I owe on a delinquent tax bill?

 The first installment was due on July 1, 2023.  The second installment is due on January 1, 2024.  Taxpayers have a one month grace period in which to pay without interest.

Interest is charged on all past due payments regardless of the reason at the rate of 1.5% per month from the due date (July 1 or January 1).  A portion of a month is considered a full month, and interest is not charged by the day, but by the month.    

2021 grand list supplemental motor vehicle bills were issued late, with an extended due date and payment period.  The last day to pay (only) those bills was April 1, 2023.  These bills were for motor vehicles newly registered between October 2, 2021 and August 31, 2022 only.   They were sent in February 2023, and were due March 1, 2023.  Other bills were not affected by this delayed mailing.  

Please check with a tax collector's office staff member if you have any questions.

Demand notices for the first installment are sent in September, and again in March for the second installment.   Lien continuing certificates are filed in March.

Taxpayers making payment on past due bills should contact the tax collector’s office, or check the city website, before making their payment, to determine exactly what they owe.  

There is an additional charge of $24 to release a lien filed on applicable tax bills for payments received after lien certificates are filed.  There are additional charges to release motor vehicles for clearance at the DMV.  There are collection agency fees on motor vehicle bills that have been turned over to a collection agency.  

Tax sales of tax delinquent property are usually held every two years.  The most recent tax sale was held on Monday, October 18, 2021 and the deadline to redeem sold properties was April 18, 2022.   Please refer to the tax sale link on this site for important updates and other information. 

Interest is charged on all late payments, regardless of the reason.  

As owners of property, taxpayers are responsible for paying taxes when they are due, regardless of whether or not a tax bill is received in the mail.  For additional information about these specifics, please refer to the tax collector’s legal notices published on the tax collector’s home page.  We absolutely do not waive interest charges or fees for any reason.  This is in accordance with state law. 

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