Tax Collector

 

The Tax Collector’s office collects Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle taxes following all state statutes and town ordinances. The taxes fund the governmental expenses of the Town for the fiscal year July 1st to June 30rd. There is no separate tax for education. 

Taxes are assessed by the Tax Assessor, and then billed by the Tax Collector. Questions regarding assessment, adjustments and exemptions should be directed to the Assessor’s office at 860-355-0376.

Taxes are based on the assessed value. This assessment is multiplied by the Town’s mill rate. As of July 1, 2022 the mill rate is 18.18 mills for every $1,000 of assessed value. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tax Collector’s Office is to collect all taxes, interest and fees due the Town of Sherman and to properly account for them in a timely manner.

In addition, the Tax Collector’s Office applies all state statutes and local ordinances equally, without favoritism or prejudice to its citizens, while instilling a high level of integrity and confidence.

Contact Information and Office Hours

Phone: (860) 354-4146
Fax: (860) 350-5041

Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 4:00pm

Mailing Address:
Office of the Tax Collector
Mallory Town Hall
9 Rt 39 North
P.O. Box 39
Sherman, Connecticut 06784

Tax Collector's Office Staff

Tabitha Fazzone, Tax Collector

Tax Bills 

All Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle tax bills are mailed out the last week of June. Motor Vehicle Supplemental bills are mailed out the last week of December. If you do not receive a tax bill, please contact the Tax Collector’s Office. You may also view, print or pay online.

Real Estate and Personal Property taxes over $100.00 are billed in two equal installments, the first half due July 1, last day to pay without penalty is August 1 and the second half due January 1 of the following year, last day to pay without penalty is February 1. A three-section bill is mailed out with two coupons for remittance once per year; coupon A is for your July 1 installment and coupon B is for your January 1 installment. We DO NOT send out a second bill for your January 1 installment.

Real Estate and Personal Property taxes under $100.00 are due and payable, in-full, July 1, last day to pay without penalty is August 1.

Motor Vehicle Taxes are due and payable, in-full, July 1, last day to pay without penalty is August 1. Motor Vehicle tax bills cover the assessment period of October 1 through September 30. The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles supplies the Town with a listing of all active registrations as of October 1.

Motor Vehicle Supplemental Taxes are due and payable, in-full, January 1, last day to pay without penalty is February 1. Supplemental bills are for newly registered vehicles after October 1. Motor Vehicle Supplemental tax bills cover the date of registration through September 30.

If a vehicle was replaced after October 1 and the registration/tags were transferred to another vehicle, the July 1 bill is still due in-full. You will receive an automatic credit for this vehicle on the supplemental bill in January. If your vehicle was sold, destroyed, stolen, the registration/tags were not transferred to another vehicle or you moved out-of-state, you may be entitled to a tax credit. To obtain a credit, you must furnish proof as required to the Assessor’s office. 

Interest is applied the first of each month on all unpaid bills at a rate of 18% annually (1.5 % per month), reverting back to the original due date ($2.00 minimum). Interest cannot be waived under any circumstances per State Statute. 

Motor Vehicle Reporting/Clearance Fee of $5.00 is applied on motor vehicles that have been reported to the DMV per Town Ordinance. It is a State Statute that all motor vehicle delinquencies are reported to the DMV. 

Failure to send or receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax. Taxes, fees and interest are the responsibility of the taxpayer. §12-130, §12-146