Back Tax Notation on your bill
If the notation "Back Taxes" appears on your bill, call the tax office to get the exact amount that you owe. Back taxes including interest and fees must be paid in fll before payment on current bills can be accepted. If you have back taxes they must be paid with cash, money order, cashier's check, or credit card.
Policy on Returned Checks
If your check is returned unpaid by the bank, an additional fee of $20.00 will be added to your balance due. Payment in full must be made promptly by cash, money order, cashier's check, or credit card.
Penalty for Late Payment
State law and local ordinances govern our collection process. Connecticut General Statutes do not grant tax collectors the authority to waive interest fees. There are absolutely no exceptions.
If payment is not made within one month of the due date, the installment will become delinquent and subject to interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (minimum charge is $2.00) from due date per entity. This means that interest will be charged at the minimum rate for the Town portion of your bill and at the minimum rate for the Fire District portion, each separately.
FOR EXAMPLE: If your July motor vehicle bill is $89.00 for Town tax and $.75 for the Fire District, your total bill would be $89.75. If you do not pay it until August 15th, you will be charged interest in the amount of $2.69 for the Town portion of your bill and $2.00 for the Fire District portion of your bill.
Payments by Mail
We do accept postmarks. What this means for you is if you make your payment by mail on the last day of the month but it doesn't arrive at the Tax Office until Day 2 of the next month, we post your payment as of the day it was postmarked, not received. However, we are obligated to go by the United States Postal Service postmarks.
PLEASE NOTE: If you use your financial institution’s ‘electronic bill pay’ service, checks from your bank must be RECEIVED by the last day to pay, or you will be charged interest. These checks are NOT postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service. Normally, the postmark controls, but if there is no postmark, timeliness depends solely upon the tax collector’s RECEIPT of your payment. If you use your own bank’s ‘electronic bill pay’ or ‘pay by phone’ services, please process your transaction early enough to ensure your payment reaches us on or before the last day to pay.
If you desire a receipt, you must send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and the entire bill with your payment. Please make your check payable to "Pomfret Tax Collector" and mail it to 5 Haven Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259.
It is easy to view and/or pay your bills online
The town of Pomfret offers residents an easy and secure way to view, print and pay their tax bills online. We support electronic bill presentment (viewing) and payment because it is more convenient for residents and better for the environment.
- No signup fees or registration required
- Access, view and pay your bills online, at your convenience
- You can pay with electronic check or
- credit/debit card
- You have the option to pay immediately or schedule a payment
- You may sign up for automatic payments
- Get an emailed confirmation of payment or print a receipt.
You may use a Credit Card or an electronic check for online, telephone, or in-person payments.
These types of payments will incur a convenience fee. Town of Pomfret receives only your bill payment amount. Convenience fees cover various administrative costs associated with accepting payments and are non-refundable.
- The convenience fee when using a Credit Card is a percentage rate fee of up to 2.95% with a minimum charge of $1.00.
- The convenience fee when using an Electronic Check is $0.95.
The convenience fee amount is automatically calculated and is shown on the payment page before you submit your payment for processing. Convenience fees will appear as a separate charge from the bill amount on your credit card and bank statements.
Paying Past Due Bills
If you need to pay a bill issued before June 2013, please select one of the following options:
- IF YOU KNOW the following information LIST#, NAME ON ACCOUNT, and PAYMENT DUE AMOUNT, click here and choose "Prior Year Grand List Bills".
- IF YOU DO NOT KNOW the following information LIST#, NAME ON ACCOUNT, and PAYMENT DUE AMOUNT, you will need to look up the bill information here.
If you need help using online bill pay or you have a question about your account, please call 860.974.0394 or send an email to email@example.com or view our Online Presentment and Payment FAQ page.