TOWN OF BARKHAMSTED
COVID-19 PROPERTY TAX DEFERMENT PROGRAM
What you need to know:
In accordance with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 9R, the Board of Selectmen and the Tax Collector concurred that the Town of Barkhamsted should once again participate in the tax deferral program. As a result, real estate, personal property and supplemental motor vehicle taxes on the 2019 Grand List that are due and payable on January 1, 2021 will have a 90 day grace period. This extension does not apply to escrowed bills or to landlord accounts, unless a deferral is approved by the tax collector. Taxpayers will now have until April 1, 2021 to pay without interest or fees. Payments postmarked or received in person at the tax office on April 2, 2021 or later will be subject to interest back to the original due date of January 1, 2021 This interest will be 6% or a $2.00 minimum per bill. Real estate and personal property bills were mailed last June and the supplemental motor vehicle bills were mailed prior to the Governor’s notice, and will not be re-mailed with a corrected “delinquent after” date.
Escrowed real estate taxes and landlord accounts not approved for a deferral will have no extension. Those bills will be considered delinquent if not paid on or before February 2, 2021. Any landlords with questions need to contact the tax office or review the procedure for a deferral on the tax collector webpage as soon as possible.
Town offices remain closed to the public so here is how to pay:
- Utilize the online system by clicking the link on the front page of the town webpage. If you pay by check (ACH) the fee will be $0.95 for the entire transaction and with a debit/credit card the fee is 2.95% of the total paid. Payments are not immediately posted.
- Mail your payment to Terri Collins, Tax Collector, P.O. Box 195, Pleasant Valley, CT 06063-0195. We have to go by the postmark on the envelope, so you may want to ask for your payment to be hand-cancelled to insure a legally-accepted date if you are paying close to the deadline.
- Drop your payment outside of the town hall lower lever door in the black mail box to the left of the door. To get a receipt, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
- Come to the lower level door of the town hall Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 8:30 – 4:30 (closed Thursday, December 31st), and ring the doorbell one time. Someone will come out to assist you with your payment. Cash or checks only in the office.
Please contact the Tax Office with any questions:
Terri Collins, CCMC, Tax Collector