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COLLECTOR OF REVENUE

Terry Hjarne, Collector of Revenue
860-870-3660 - Phone
870-3585 - Fax
8 Park Place

Online Tax Inquiry / Payment

 TO OBTAIN A DMV RELEASE payment must be made in the Tax Office with Cash, Bank check or Money Order. 

 
Notices
 
WARNING:
If you get a call from someone claiming to be from the Town of Vernon here's what you should do:
   
   ♦  If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes call (860) 870-3660 and the clerk at that line can help
you with a payment issue.
 
We want to educate taxpayers so they can be vigilant and help protect themselves against phone or
email scams.  "Rest assured, we do not and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request
a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer,"  "If someone unexpectedly calls claiming to be from the Town of  Vernon and
threatens police arrest, deportation or license revocation if you don't pay immediately, that is a sign that it really
isn't the Town of Vernon calling."
 
 A Real Estate tax sale will be held AUGUST 4TH, 2016 at  10:00 AM 14 Park Place 3rd floor Council Chambers
 
Tax Billing Schedule

2014 Grand List
Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills
Yearly tax bills will be mailed the last week of June. No bills are mailed for the second installment.  Please retain your annual bill mailed to you so that you will have the 2nd installment payment stub.

  • 1st installment is due July 1, 2016 with a grace period of 1 month.  The last day to pay without interest:  August 1, 2016.
  • 2nd installment is due January 1, 2017 with a grace period of 1 month.  Last day to pay without interest:  February 1, 2017.

Motor Vehicle Tax Bills
Yearly tax bills will be mailed the last week of June

  • Total is due July 1, 2016 with a grace period of 1 month. Last day to pay without interest:  August 1, 2016.

Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax Bills
Supplementals are mailed during mid-December.

  • Total is due January 1, 2017 with a grace period of 1 month.  Last day to pay without interest:  February 1, 2017.

 

Payment Options

To obtain DMV clearance, please pay in the office by money order or cash only

Option 1:  View and/or pay your bill online by E-check, credit card, or debit card. A nominal fee will be charged by the vendor, Point and Pay. If you do not have internet access a kiosk is available in the Collectors Office to make your online payments.

 

Online payments will incur a convenience fee. Convenience fees are non-refundable. The Town of Vernon receives only your payment amount. The convenience fee amount is automatically calculated and is shown on the payment page before you submit your payment for processing.
 
If there is an error in the credit card charge, please contact The Tax Office at (860) 870-3660.
  • The convenience fee when using a credit card is a percentage rate fee of 2.50% with a minimum charge of $2.00.
  • Visa Debit card only flat fee $3.95
  • The convenience fee when using an electronic check is $2.00

 

 

 

 

Option 2: Mail your payment to:

Collector of Revenue, Town of Vernon
P.O. Box 387
Vernon, CT 06066-0387

Note:  If you wish to have a receipt, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

 

Option 3:  Pay in the Office of the Collector of Revenue, 8 Park Place, Vernon, CT. 

Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


For questions, call the Tax Office @ (860) 870-3660. 

Contact the Assessor's Office for all questions regarding assessment values @  (860) 870-3625.

 Disclaimer:  This tax information is public information.  The Town of Vernon's goal is to provide this information to taxpayers and their agents in order to facilitate timely tax payments and to inmprove tax collections.  We update payment information daily. However, those using this application should recognize that it is possible that they may not be able to find all of the information they are seeking.  For example: if a taxpayer's name is misspelled; if a taxpayer has more than one customer Id number; if a street address is spelled in a different variation (ex., Lynnwood Road instead of Llynnwood Drive), etc., it is possible that in spite of your best efforts to search, and in spite of our best efforts to provide the information, you may not locate all of the bills you are looking for,  If you cannot find what you are looking for by searching one way, we suggest searching another way (for example, first by name, then by address).  If you are seeking a definitive answer as to what or how much you owe, there is no substitute for speaking one on one with a tax collector's office employee.  If you are seeking detailed payment history , there is no substitute for the receipt you were issued at the time you made your payment.  If transfer of property has taken place, Contact your closing attorney with any questions reguarding your tax payments.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How is a penalty assessed?

A: To avoid a penalty, your payment must be postmarked or hand delivered no later than August 1, 2016 or February 1, 2017. 

Payments postmarked after those dates will incur interest at the rate of 1.5% per month calculated back to the due date (July 1 or January 1).

Q:  If I am paying more than one tax bill, do I need a separate check for each account?

A:   No.  You may pay all accounts with one check.  Just be sure to reference each tax account number on the memo line of your check.

Note: Sewer use and assessments must be paid separately to the Water Pollution Control Authority

Q:  How was my tax calculated?

A:  Your tax was determined by this formula:  Assessment x Mill Rate = Tax. The current mill rate will be noted at the top of your statement.

Q:  What if I received a tax bill for real estate I no longer own?

A:  Please notify the tax office immediately at (860) 870-3660.

Q: If I received a tax bill for my property and my bank is responsible for making payment, what should I do?

A:  Forward your bill to the bank and ask your bank to contact the tax office to request that all future tax bills be sent directly to them. (Note: Only one tax bill is sent; this means if you received the bill, your bank did not).

Q:  Are there tax discounts for elderly residents?

A: Yes, but income, age and other eligibility requirements must be met.  Call the Assessor's Office after February 1 for information (860) 870-3625.

 

The Tax Collector's Office - Town Hall Annex
8 Park Place
Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066
Phone: 870-3660
Email: taxoffice@vernon-ct.gov

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