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The Town of Berlin, Connecticut

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Revenue Collector

NOTICE:

AS OF 10/1/23, MOTOR VEHICLE BILLS THAT WERE DUE JULY 1ST 2023, AND PRIOR ARE IN COLLECTION WITH TAXSERV CAPITAL SERVICES. PLEASE CONTACT TAXSERV DIRECTLY AT (860) 724-9100  TO MAKE A PAYMENT. 

WE CANNOT TAKE PAYMENTS IN THE OFFICE OR ONLINE FOR BILLS THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO COLLECTION. 


The Revenue Collector's office is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes that comprise approximately 87% of the town's operating revenue.

The office operates under the authority of the Connecticut General Statutes. 


Office Hours:

Monday through Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

WE DO NOT CLOSE FOR LUNCH

Location: Room 108, Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road Berlin, CT 06037


Mill Rate

Effective July 1, 2023 for Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle = 29.56


Tax payment options:

  1. Dropbox outside of building
  2. Mail in your payment
  3. Online (fee based service) CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE PORTAL TO VIEW AND PAY TAXES
  4. In person payments

Tax Payment History

View your previous year's Income Tax Payment History Report.


Town of Berlin - Revenue Collector's Cash Acceptance Policy

The Town of Berlin Revenue Collector follows the cash acceptance procedures outlined below. The purpose of this policy is to ensure accurate and secure acceptance of cash payments, minimize the risk of inadvertently accepting counterfeit notes, avoid loss, and safeguard the integrity of financial transactions. 

All cash received at the Revenue Collector's office is processed and verified using a counterfeit detection device. This machine accurately counts the cash and identifies notes that cannot be validated as legal currency. In the event the currency is rejected by the machine, the cash will not be accepted by the Revenue Collector's Office and must be replaced by the payor. The payor has the option to write a check for the difference or exchange the rejected notes with valid legal currency. Anyone who tenders invalid notes shall remain liable to the Town for payment of the underlying obligation. 

All coins of $5.00 must be in rolls. 


Tax Bill Information

Real Estate taxes are due on a semi-annual basis.

1st installment: due July 1, last day to pay without penalty is August 1st

2nd installment: due January 1st, last day to pay without penalty is February 1st

You will not receive a second bill for the second installment due January 1st, only a reminder notice.

Motor Vehicle and Personal Property taxes are due in one installment:

Due July 1st, last day to pay without penalty is August 1st

Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes are due in one installment:

Due January 1st, last day to pay without penalty is February 1st

Important Information:

  • Mailed-in payments must be postmarked by USPS by the due date in order to be posted on time.
  • If your bill says “BACK TAXES ALSO DUE”, please call our office before making or mailing a payment.
  • If you have an escrow account with your mortgage company for real estate taxes or a leasing company for your car, they will pay the bill by the end of July or January.

Motor Vehicle Information:

Motor vehicle bills from July 1st, 2023, and prior are in collection with TaxServ Capital Services. 

The Town of Berlin is under contract with TaxServ for the collection of the Town's delinquent Motor Vehicle taxes. If you receive a letter from TaxServ, you must call TaxServ at 860-724-9100 to discuss your account and arrange payment. If you do call the Town of Berlin, you will be directed to contact TaxServ. 

Please note: If your bill is not yet with collection, you must pay cash, bank check, or money order in the office in order to obtain a Motor Vehicle release to register a vehicle. All outstanding Motor Vehicle taxes must be paid in full for the release. 


Interest is charged on late payments at the rate of 1.5% per month. 

If you make a payment of your first installment of real estate, personal property, or motor vehicle bill on August 2nd or late in August, the bill will incur 3% of interest for two months - July and August. A portion of a month is considered a whole month; interest is not per diem. 

If you make a payment on your second installment of real estate or supplemental motor vehicle bill on February 2nd or later in February, the bill will incur 3% of interest for two months - January and February. A portion of a month is considered a whole month; interest is not per diem.


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Contact Us

Deborah Swan,
Revenue Collector
Berlin Town Hall
240 Kensington Rd
Room 108
Berlin, CT 06037
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  • Phone: (860) 828-7023
  • Fax: (860) 828-7121
  • Staff Directory
  • M-W 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Th 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    F 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Contact Us:

240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
Phone: 860.828.7000

Town Office Hours:
M-W 8:30am - 4:30pm
Th 8:30am - 7:00pm
F 8:30am - 1:00pm

Police Department:

240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
Dispatch Phone: 860-828-7080
Emergency: 911

Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm