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Collector of Revenue

Property taxes are the major source of funds for the Town, accounting for roughly two-thirds of the Town’s revenue. The Collector organizes and coordinates the collection activities of the Town. State Statutes, Town Charter, and Town Ordinances dictate the procedures to be followed for the billing and collection of Town taxes. The Collector is responsible for collecting the highest percentage of taxes available to meet budgetary requirements.
 

In addition to accepting tax payments and issuing receipts, the department issues permits and punch cards for the Transfer Station, takes payments for parking tickets and infractions, and accepts sewer user payments for the Vernon WPCA. Collection of sewer assessments and user fees for the Bolton Lakes Regional Water Pollution Control Authority and monthly reporting to the Authority are a responsibility of the Revenue office as well. The Revenue Collection Department is responsible for Collection and reporting of payments for C-PACE clean energy funds administered by the State of Connecticut.

Collector or Revenue
Town Hall Annex
8 Park Place
Vernon, CT 06066

Phone numbers
860-870-3660
Fax 860-870-3585

Email the Tax Collector's office

Please contact the Assessor's Office for questions about assessed values. The number is 860-870-3625.

Paying taxes with an Electronic Check is easy, convenient and FREE.

Just scan the QR code on your tax bill or click the button below. (Additional fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.)

 

DO NOT pay taxes online if you need a state Department of Motor Vehicles clearance.

To obtain a release to allow you to register your vehicle with the state Department of Motor Vehicles within 24 hours, you must pay at the Tax Office with cash, a bank check or money order.

 
Notices and Alerts
 
Protect yourself against phone or email scams by scammers posing as the tax collector.
  • The Vernon Tax Collector's Office WILL NOT ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a prepaid 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, it is a scammer and NOT the Town of Vernon calling.
  • If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call 860-870-3660. The clerk can help you with a payment issue.

 

Tax sale information and property list
  •  No sales are scheduled at this time.
 
Tax Billing Schedule

2020 Grand List
Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills

Yearly tax bills will be mailed in June. No bills are mailed for the second installment. Please retain the annual bill mailed to you so that you will have the 2nd installment payment stub.

  • 1st installment is due July 1, 2021 with a grace period of 1 month. The last day to pay without interest:  August 2, 2021.
  • 2nd installment is due January 1, 2022 with a grace period of 1 month. Last day to pay without interest: February 1, 2022.

Motor Vehicle Tax Bills

Yearly tax bills will be mailed the last week of June

  • Total is due July 1, 2021 with a grace period of 1 month.  Last day to pay without interest: August 2, 2021

Supplemental Motor Vehicle Tax Bills

Supplemental bills are mailed during mid-December.

  • Total is due January 1, 2022 with a grace period of 1 month.  Last day to pay without interest:  February 1, 2022.
     
Payment Options


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

Option 1: View and/or pay your bill online by Electronic Check at no charge, or by credit card or debit card for a fee that will be charged by the vendor, Point and Pay.

Online payments will incur a convenience fee that goes to the vendor and is non-refundable. The Town of Vernon receives only the tax payment amount. The convenience fee is calculated and shown on your payment page before you submit your payment for processing.

  • The convenience fee when using a credit card is 2.5 percent of your payment with a minimum charge of $2.
  • For Visa Debit cards ONLY there is a flat fee of $3.95.
  • The convenience fee when paying by electronic check is waived until further notice.

Option 2: Mail your payment

Mail your payment to:
Collector of Revenue
Town of Vernon
P.O. Box 387
Vernon, CT 06066-0387

Option 3: Pay in person

Pay at the Office of the Collector of Revenue, 8 Park Place, Vernon, CT.
Office hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Researching your tax payment records


You can access your tax payment records 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A search option is available for taxpayers to use when compiling year-end information for federal and state tax filings. This function can also be used to look up tax bills and make payments.  

To reach the page, click below


See the arrows below to indicate what boxes must be checked.
 


This tax information is public. 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. If you are seeking a definitive answer as to what or how much you owe, speak to one of our tax collector office employee’s. 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 regarding your tax payments.