By Kristin Battistoni, Haddam Tax Collector
(June 21, 2022) — On May 18, 2022, the Board of Finance set the mill rate at 32.33 for the 2021 Grand List.
Tax bills will be mailed on June 30th. Payments will not be accepted before July 1st. If you misplaced it or did not get a copy of a bill they can be found under the tax page at Haddam.org. Payments must be made at the office or postmarked by the post office by August 1, 2022. There were many issues last year with the mail. Contact me if your payment is not posted within a week.
If you receive a bill for a vehicle or a business you do not own any longer, or if you do not get a bill and you think you should have, please call immediately. These bills will not go away if they are not addressed and could cause trouble down the road. The end of the month gets pretty busy; the sooner we can address an issue, the better.
Did you pay off your mortgage and not get a bill? Normally, if you are escrowed, they receive the bill and pay the taxes. If you paid off your mortgage, you should be receiving the bill. When properties sell close to the end of the fiscal year, the Tax Office may not always be aware of that change by the time the bills go out.
A pre-addressed envelope is included in the bills for easy payment. These payments go to a lockbox in Hartford and are processed through our bank. This makes the processing of payments much faster. Payments can also be dropped off or mailed to the office at Town Office Building, Tax Office C/O Kristin Battistoni, 30 Field Park Drive, Haddam, CT 06438. Please make checks payable to the Town of Haddam. A drop box has been installed in the front of the building to the left of the front doors for night or weekend drops. This area is under surveillance for secure check only payments.
If you would like a mailed receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and mail to the Tax Office directly or use the outside drop box.
A credit card or a debit card can be used on our website or in the office. Payments cannot be taken over the phone. A service fee of 2.95% will be added to all payments made with a card. An Electronic Funds Transfer can be done on the website for $1.50. The website does not update in real time. Online payments may not reflect for a few days, however, you will receive an email confirmation after the payment is made. Contact me if you have any questions about using the online system.
Partial payments are always accepted on accounts. This is the best way to help keep interest down if the bill cannot be paid in full.
The Tax Office will be closed to the public on Friday, June 30th to close the fiscal year and get ready for July. The Tax Office will have limited availability from August 8th to the 19th. Please address any concerns prior to this time
If you have any questions please call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-345-8531 X 207.
Kristin Battistoni, CCMC
Haddam Tax Collector