The Office of the Tax Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes, including Real Estate, Motor Vehicle and Personal Property, which accounts for roughly 75% of the Town's operating budget. We take great pride in the efficiency with which tax matters are handled. This office is responsible for thorough accounting of all records and funds administered. We pride ourselves on upholding high standards of ethical conduct and always operate in accordance with the General Statutes of Connecticut and local Town ordinances.
The bills for real estate and personal property are split into two installments; the first is due July 1 and the second due January 1 of each year; bills under $100 are due in one installment on July 1. Tax bills are mailed out once per year in June and have two installment stubs, July and January. We do not re-bill for the January installment.
Motor Vehicle taxes are paid in one installment. Regular motor vehicle bills are mailed in June due July 1. Supplemental motor vehicle bills (for vehicles registered from Oct 2 to July 31) are mailed in December and due January 1.
The mill rate is typically set in May or June, once the Town's budget has been approved at the Annual Town Meeting. The mill rate equals 1/1000 of a dollar and is applied to all taxable property.
The current Mill Rate is 32.2 for real estate, personal property and motor vehicle.
Interest on delinquent taxes accrues at the rate of 1.5% per month.
Connecticut State Statutes 12-145 and 12-146 state that municipal tax collectors do not have the authority to waive interest.
If you have delinquent motor vehicle or personal property tax bills and cannot pay your taxes online then please call our office.
- Credit, Debit, or Check
- (Online Fees: Credit Card 2.75% or $2.00 minimum; Visa Debit $3.95; Check Payment $2.00)
CINDY NOE: CINDY.NOE@SALEMCT.GOV
JOSHUA REHRIG: JOSHUA.REHRIG@SALEMCT.GOV