Barbara C. Murray, CCMC
26 North Main Street
P.O. Box 29
Marlborough, CT 06447
Fax (860) 295-0317
Mon, Wed, Thurs 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tues 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri 8:30 AM – 12:00 noon
The Tax Collector’s mission is to collect all tax-related municipal revenue, charges, and fees due to the Town of Marlborough and to provide tax-related assistance and information to our taxpayers in a professional, prompt, and friendly manner.
In accordance with Connecticut State Statues, Town Charter and Town Ordinances, our office is responsible for the collection and administration of all residential and commercial real estate, motor vehicle, and personal property tax, as well as the collection of sewer usage and benefit assessment fees. In addition, we collect aircraft fees for airplanes registered in our town.
How to Pay Tax and Fee Payments
- Payment in person during office hours listed above
- Mailed to Tax Collector, PO Box 29, Marlborough, CT 06447
- Online, with convenience fee (for real estate, motor vehicle and personal property taxes)
- Sewer & Usage Fees are made payable to: Marlborough Water Pollution Control Authority (MWPCA)
When to Pay Tax and Fee Payments
- Tax bills are mailed in late June with the first installment due on July 1st. The tax bill will become delinquent if not paid by August 1st and will be subject to additional fees/interest reverting to the due date.
- Individual tax bills greater than $800 are due in two installments, July 1st and January 1st. It is your responsibility to keep your June generated tax bill if you also have a second January payment – you will not receive an additional tax bill for taxes due in January.
- Sewer & Usage Fees are due October 1st and April 1st, respectively.
There are three types of property that are subject to taxes: Real Estate, Motor Vehicles and Personal Property. For most residential taxpayers, Real Estate and Motor Vehicle are the two main categories. Real Estate includes any land or buildings that you own. Motor Vehicles include registered and unregistered motorized or non-motorized vehicles (such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers, airplanes and boats). Personal Property is a broad, general category to include machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures either owned or leased by a business or an industry. Most residential taxpayers are not subject to Personal Property tax. <top>
Two terms, the Grand Levy and the Grand List are categories that are used to determine our tax, or mill rate.
Each year, the Town receives fees, state and federal assistance and miscellaneous revenues. The Grand Levy is the amount of revenues that must be collected from local property taxes to cover the town’s expenses.
All taxable properties located within the town of Marlborough as of October 1st in a given year, comprises the Grand List for that given year. The property tax rate is expressed in “mills”, or thousandths of a dollar. A tax rate (or “mill rate”) of 30 mills is equivalent to $30 of taxes per $1,000 of assessed value. The tax rate is determined by dividing the Grand Levy by the Grand List.
Your taxes are determined by multiplying your assessed property by the tax rate. (For example: $100,000 assessed value X .034 = $3,400 in tax.) <top>
Tax bills are mailed once a year, in late June. If you have individual taxes greater than $800, you may pay in two installments, due July 1st and January 1st, but will only receive one tax bill. The tax office does not mail separate bills for the January installment.
Supplemental tax bills (for vehicles registered after October 1st) are mailed in late December and due in full, January 1st.<top>
Motor vehicles registered after October 1st and the following July 31st, will appear on a “Supplemental Motor Vehicle List” provided to the Tax Assessors office by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The assessed value of the vehicle is prorated based upon the month of registration.
Vehicles registered after October 1st will have a Supplemental Tax bill mailed to them in late December, and payment is due in full by January 1st. <top>
Payment for individual tax bills of $800 or less are due in one payment on July 1st.
Payment for individual tax bills of $801 or more is payable in two installments, due July 1st and January 1st. Please retain your tax bill that you receive in June if you have a second installment due in January. The tax office does not mail separate bills - or issue reminders - for the January installment.
Payment for supplemental tax bills (for vehicles registered after October 1st) are due in full on January 1st. <top>
Taxes must be paid within one month of the due date to avoid penalty interest. Delinquent bills accrue interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (18% annually), calculated from the due date.
Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or interest. Connecticut General Statute 12-146 does not grant tax collectors the authority to waive interest due on delinquent tax bills. Tax payers must notify the tax office with a change of address. <top>
Tax payments are accepted in person at the Town Hall during business hours of Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 – 4:30; Tuesday 8:30 – 7:00 and Friday 8:30 – 12:00 noon. You may also mail your tax payments to the Tax Collector, 26 North Main Street, PO Box 29, Marlborough, CT 06447. Please make checks payable to: Town of Marlborough.
In addition, you may make on online tax payment using our secure website with instructions below:
By clicking Secure Online Payment Option, you can pay all your town taxes at a single location online. Pay your Real Estate tax, Personal Property tax, Motor Vehicle tax, Supplemental Motor Vehicle tax, or other taxes now!
Marlborough’s Tax Collector, Barbara C. Murray, reminds taxpayers that the tax office accepts credit or debit card payments, ACH-online checking, using Master Card or Visa. There is a bank transaction fee of 2.75% for credit card payments.<top>
The tax collector collects the sewer usage fee and the benefit assessment fee for the Marlborough Pollution Control Authority (MWPCA). There is only one installment due for both of these individual bills; the sewer usage fee is due October 1st and the benefit assessment fee is due April 1st.
Delinquent bills accrue interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (18% annually), calculated from the due date.<top>
Sewer use and benefits assessment fees are payable in person at the Town Hall during business hours of Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 – 4:30; Tuesday 8:30 – 7:00 and Friday 8:30 – 12:00 noon. You may also mail your fee payments to the Tax Collector, 26 North Main Street, PO Box 29, Marlborough, CT 06447. Please make checks payable to: MWPCA.
Credit Card payments are not accepted for either the sewer usage or benefit assessment fees.<top>
If you no longer own your vehicle, your first step is to contact and/or visit the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to obtain proof of your license plate cancellation and/or other proof of vehicle disposition in order to be deleted, prorated or receive an adjusted motor vehicle tax bill from the Town of Marlborough. Accessing the DMV on line at www.ct.dmv.gov/rmv is an excellent way to obtain all the information you need. You can also cancel your license plate on line but remember to print off proof of this transaction.
Your second step is to provide the required documentation (that you will receive from the DMV) to the Assessor’s office at town hall. It is your responsibility to obtain the information from the DMV in order to be deleted, prorated or receive an adjusted tax bill. The DMV does not notify the Tax Assessor nor the Tax Collector when you cancel plates or registration.<top>
Within 48 hours of your move, you must notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Tax Assessor’s office. Either come into Town Hall or call the Assessor’s office at 860-295-6201. It is important to remember that when you receive your tax bill, nine months of the year covered by the bill has already passed so never ignore a tax bill. Taxes remain due and interest will continue to accumulate until the bill is paid or removed by the assessor.<top>
Motor vehicle taxes are due to the municipality where you lived on October 1st, even if you moved by the time you received your tax bill the following June. You must pay the town where you resided on October 1st.
Please be reminded to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Tax Assessors office within 48 hours of your move. All delinquent motor vehicle taxes are reported to the DMV and will impact your ability to renew or register any vehicle in your name until all taxes, interest and collection costs are paid in full.<top>