Your Tax Bill is now considered late and a penalty has been added to your bill.
Why did I receive a Tax Collector’s Demand Notice?
If you have an outstanding active tax bill, you received a Demand Notice.
So what does this mean?
You have until Monday, April 30th to pay your delinquent taxes. If you have been paying monthly on your real estate bill, your demand may have an extended date. If you fail to pay by the due date, the Tax Collector may (included, but not limited to)
1. Serve an Alias Tax Warrant through a Marshall
2. Send to a Collection Agency that records the delinquency to the Credit Agencies
3. Levy your taxable goods or chattels
4. Enforce by levy and sell their real estate through either a Tax Sale or Third Party
5. Garnish Wages
6. Bank execution – take the money from your bank account
What is a Demand Notice?
Per State Statute 12-155. Demand and levy for the collection of taxes (a) If any person fails to pay any tax within thirty days after the due date, the collector or the collector’s duly appointed agent shall make personal demand of such person therefor or leave written demand at such person’s usual place of abode or addressed to such person at such person’s last-known place of residence. If such person is a corporation, limited partnership or other legal entity, such written demand may be sent to any person upon whom process may be served to initiate a civil action against such corporation, limited partnership or entity.
(b) After demand has been made in the manner provided in subsection (a) of this section, the collector for the municipality, alone or jointly with the collector of any other municipality owed taxes by such person, may (1) levy for any unpaid tax or any unpaid water or sanitation charges on any goods and chattels of such person and post and sell such goods and chattels in the manner provided in case of executions, or (2) enforce by levy and sale any lien upon real estate for any unpaid tax or levy upon and sell such interest of such person in any real estate as exists at the date of the levy for such tax. A lien is a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of debt. Tax liens are superior to mortgage liens, and are independent of demand for. Liens remain in effect until all taxes, interest and fees are paid in full. Liens are subject to foreclosure, tax sale and sale/assignments to a third party for collection.
How can I pay my bill?
The Revenue Office accepts cash, money orders or personal checks for payment at the office. If our office is closed, you can leave a check in our Drop Box outside the front door of the building. You may also pay on line at www.willingtonct.org and click on the button that says “OnLine Payments”. There is a convenience fee of 2.95% for credit cards and $1.95 for EFT. You can all 844-859-7566 to pay by phone, but an additional fee of 75 cents will be added above the credit card conscience fee. We do have a public access computer at Town Hall which will allow you to make a credit card payment on line.
What is the criteria for Tax Sale or Lien Assignment?
For a residential property, if you owe more than $3,500 or are more than two years in arrears, you will be identified for a tax sale / lien assignment. If the property is abandoned or has no residential dwelling, and you are over one year in arrears, you will be identified for a tax sale/ lien assignment. Commercial properties over one year in arrears will be identified for a tax sale/ lien assignment.
Please note, the Tax Office will work with you on getting your debt current.