Tax Collector

Per City of Milford's Covid-19 Protocol:
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 the Tax Collector's Office will be closed to the public with limited pulic access by appointment only between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Click Here for important July 2020 update.
 
Nonetheless, we will continue providing services, while adhering to physical and social distancing directives. We are still working, and still processing payments.This situation is evolving, and this schedule is subject to change.
 
Please utilize online, mail, email, phone or fax services.
 
Payments should be made online, by mail or by drop box.
 
For your convenience there are two new drop boxes. The first is located outside the Parsons Building on the sidewalk near the entrance to the Tax Office (by the handicap parking). The exterior drop box is open 24/7. The second is located inside the building in the hallway near the Tax Office.
 
The drop boxes are checked frequently throughout the business day. Payments are date stamped, secured and processed as time allows. No guarantee of same day processing, but will be considered timely according to the date stamp.

July 1, 2020 Tax Bill(s) Update:

The bills were mailed Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The taxes become due July 1, 2020 and have a grace period until August 3, 2020 (normal grace period August 1, 2020 falls on a weekend so the grace period extends to next business day). If you applied and were approved under the COVID-19 Tax Deferral Program the grace period is extended to October 1, 2020. CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES/HOW TO PAY DURING COVID-19 PROTOCOL


The Tax Collector is responsible for collecting real estate taxes, motor vehicle taxes, personal property taxes, sewer use fees, sewer assessments and sewer laterals.

The Tax Collector’s goal is to help maintain the fiscal stability of the City of Milford by ensuring timely collection and recording of all revenues through the diligent application of Connecticut State Statutes, regulations and other enforcement aids, while assisting the public in understanding the taxation process and procedures while maintaining an effective and cordial relationship with the general public. The City of Milford cannot override or make any decisions contrary to the Connecticut State Statutes.

Collection of taxes is based off a Grand List of each October 1st as certified by the Assessor’s Office. Tax amounts are determined by the City of Milford budget from a collaborative effort on behalf of the Mayor, Board of Finance and Board of Alderman; then adopted by the Board of Aldermen to set the Mill Rate. For more information on the City Budget click here. The Sewer Commission sets the sewer use fee. For more informatoin on the Sewer Commission click here.

For common questions and answers please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.


Accepted Credit/Debit Cards American Express, Mastercard, Visa, DiscoverCash, check, and credit/debit cards are accepted at the Tax Collector's Office. A service fee is charged by the payment processing company for credit/debit card transactions.

 

Effective June 1, 2020: The original mail in resident parking sticker request procedure resumes. Resident Parking Stickers may no longer be requested online/email or fax. Please mail in requests (or use drop box) with self-addressed return envelope. In person requests are unavailable at this time.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Cory Gumbrewicz Tax Collector (203) 783-3217
Jacqueline Banzhof Certified Tax Coll Clerk (203) 783-3217