During the collection cycles of July and January, additional time is needed to process the large volume of payments. As a result, the webpage may show interest until payments are posted. If your payment was postmarked or dropped off on time, you do not incur interest for the additional processing time. Do not stop payment on checks until you have verified with the tax office that your check was not received.
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 information on the Sewer Commission click here.