8 Community Ave, Plainfield, CT 06374   •   Town Hall: 860-230-3000   •   Fax: 860-230-3033

Message from the Tax Collector

The Tax Collector's Office is responsible for collecting, processing and balancing property taxes on all real estate, motor vehicles, and personal property located in the Town of Plainfield.  In addition to property taxes, we also collect sewer use and sewer assessment charges.  More than 25,000 tax bills, delinquent statements, Tax Collector Demands, lien notices and reminders are mailed and processed each year.  Liens are recorded in the Land Records for all unpaid real estate, personal property, and sewer accounts each year.  All motor vehicle accounts that are not paid when due are reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles as delinquent and registrations cannot be obtained or renewed until all bills are paid in full.  Various reports are filed with the State Office of Policy and Management for reimbursements to the Town on programs that benefit elderly and disabled taxpayers.  We also provide a great deal of information to attorneys, title searchers, banks and the general public.

 

During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, we collected in excess of $22,000,000.00 in taxes, $1,319,000.00 in Sewer Use and $89,000.00 in Sewer Assessment charges.  Delinquent interest and lien fees collected were in excess of $290,000.00.  These figures represent a 98% collection rate on the current levy and 100% when back taxes are included.  We have met and exceeded the expectations of the Board of Finance.

Dealing with delinquent accounts is always a difficult task.  We have made great headway with these accounts over the past four years.  We have many, many people on monthly payment plans which we monitor regularly. 

For those delinquent motor vehicle and personal property accounts where payment plans have not been arranged, we have obtained the services of a collection agency.  This company has the capability to locate people throughout the United States and to also bring them to Small Claims Court.  Collections on these accounts have exceeded $33,000.00. 

 For those accounts with delinquent real estate taxes and sewer use charges where payment plans have not been arranged, Tax Collector Warrants are generally issued and sent to a State Marshal for service. 

 If the State Marshal is unsuccessful in collecting the taxes due, the next step in the collection process is Tax Collector's Sale of the property.  We have obtained the services of an Attorney who specializes in this field.  Over the past two years, we have collected almost $1,000,000.00 in back and current taxes and sewer use charges using this method.   The use of all of these collection tools will continue in the upcoming years to meet the financial needs of the Town.

Tax Bill/Payment Lookup

  •  By clicking HERE, you may look up tax information.  If using the name option please use your last name first.  LENDERS, ATTORNEYS AND TITLE SEARCHERS, please note that to obtain Sewer Usage information, you must use the property's Unique ID number.  (This is important as both Real Estate Taxes and Sewer Use come out on the same bill here so must be included in an escrow.)

    Disclaimer:

    The information obtained is provided as a courtesy to our taxpayers.  If using this service for income tax purposes we strongly advise taxpayers to contact a professional Federal Income Tax Preparer or the Internal Revenue Service for assistance in properly utilizing the information provided.

     In the gathering and preparation of the information provided, every effort has been made to provide the most current information.  Nonetheless, inadvertent errors can occur, and applicable laws, rules and regulations often change.  The lawful recipient of the displayed information is therefore advised to verify the displayed information before relying on it.

     

     Credit Card Payments

     

    Effective July 1, 2014, credit card payments will be accepted in the Office of the Tax Collector for Visa, MasterCard and Discover.  This is being provided as a courtesy for our taxpayers and any applicable fees will be charged to the taxpayer.  As in the past, credit card payments will be accepted online and by telephone by Official Payments Corporation.

     Fire District Taxes

     

    There are four Fire Districts in the Town of Plainfield.  We do not collect those taxes in this office.  Following is the contact information for each District.

     

    Plainfield Fire District      860-564-0102

    P.O. Box 435

    Plainfield, CT 06374

     

    Central Village Fire           860-564-8660

    P.O. Box 305      

    Central Village, CT 06332

     

    Moosup Fire District         860-564-3007

    P.O. Box 596

    Moosup, CT 06354

     

    Wauregan Fire District    860-457-6394

    P.O. Box 205

    Wauregan, CT 06387


  • We are open
    Monday through Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



    Staff:

    Nadine Hoyt
    Tax Collector
    E-mail:   nhoyt@plainfieldct.org
    860-230-3018

    Karen Vincent
    Assistant Tax Collector
    E-mail: kvincent@plainfieldct.org
    860-230-3019

    Linda Gasiorek
    Tax Clerk
    E-mail: lgasiorek@plainfieldct.org
    860-230-3020

    Direct FAX phone number:
    860-230-0295

    Mailing Address:

    P.O. Box 202

    Plainfield, CT 06374


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