The Tax Collector directs and administers the statutory and ordinance responsibilities of the office including the planning, organizing, and supervision of the billing and collection of local real estate, motor vehicle, and personal property taxes. This office prepares tax bills from the Grand List furnished by the Assessor; directs the recording and collection of local property taxes, special assessments, liens, and other municipal revenues. In addition, this office administers the Local Elderly Tax Relief Program and bills and collects Bethel Public Utility Billings such as Water and Sewer, Sprinkler and Hydrants and Sewer Assessments. Water meter repairs and service appointments are scheduled through our office. The Tax Collector's Office provides information for banks, attorneys and the general public.
NOTICE TO BETHEL TAXPAYERS
The fourth and last quarter of property taxes on Real Estate on the 2021 Grand List is due on April 1, 2023. If not paid by May 1, 2023 interest will be charged at 1 ½% per month from the due date or a $2.00 minimum charge, whichever is greater plus any additional collection costs.
The Personal Property and Motor Vehicle tax is due in full on July 1, 2022. If not paid by August 1, 2022 interest will be charged at 1 ½% per month from the due date or a $2.00 minimum, whichever is greater; plus any additional collection costs. Delinquent Motor Vehicle taxes must be paid in cash, official bank check, credit card online only or money order, if registering a vehicle.
Supplemental Motor Vehicle tax bills are due on January 1, 2023. If not paid by February 1, 2023 interest will be charged at 1 ½% per month from the due date or a $2.00 minimum, whichever is greater; plus any additional collection costs. As always, delinquent Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes must be paid in cash, official bank check, credit card online only or money order, if registering a vehicle.
Failure to receive a bill DOES NOT relieve a taxpayer of the obligation to pay taxes or delinquent charges. CT Gen. Statute 12-130
There currently is no Tax Sale scheduled in Bethel; however, if you would like more information on Tax Sales in Connecticut please click on the "Public Tax Auction" link (located on the menu to the right of this page and you will be redirected to the CT Tax Sale website).
How To Pay
Taxpayers can pay by check or credit card online at www.bethel-ct.gov/tax-collector/pay-tax. Follow the online instructions. There is a 2.99% fee OR $3.95 (whichever is greater) for credit card use and .95 cent E-check charge.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN THE TAX OFFICE
The Tax Collector’s Office, is located in The Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School Street. Hours are Monday-Wednesday 8am – 4:30pm, Thursday 8am-6pm, and Friday 8am- 12 noon. Mailed payments must be postmarked no later than August 1, 2022. Please use our convenient LARGE YELLOW DROP BOX for your payments located in front of the Municipal Center.
Failure to receive a bill DOES NOT relieve a taxpayer of the obligation to pay taxes or any delinquent charges.
Paula M. Usher, CCMC
Paula M. Usher, CCMC
Assistant Tax Collector:
Erin B. Scott, CCMC
Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM