|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.
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.
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.
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
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