The Tax Collector's Department bills and collects current taxes due to the town; collects sewer use fees; collects…More interest and delinquent taxes; collects sewer assessments and carrying charges; and makes lawful adjustments to tax amounts due to the town.
The Tax Collector's Department also responds to residents' questions on tax, use and assessment bills and notices; provides tax balances to attorneys, banks, title searchers and property owners; searches historical tax records for income tax purposes; updates addresses, ownership and banks escrowing taxes; and re-mails returned tax bills.
In the most recent fiscal year, the Tax Collector's Department collected 99 percent of taxes due to the town, 96 percent of sewer use taxes and 40 percent of delinquent taxes.
Enforcement measures taken by the Tax Collector's Department include issuing delinquency notices; filing liens against delinquent real estate accounts and personal property tax accounts; notifying the Department of Motor Vehicles about delinquent motor vehicle taxes; prohibiting the issuance of building permits on properties that have delinquent real estate accounts; working with the town Health Department to revoke permits of businesses that are delinquent in taxes; recommending foreclosure actions to the town attorney; defending the town against taxpayer lawsuits; transferring personal property accounts to a collection agency for further action; and issuing alias tax warrants for service by a state marshal to induce collection.
The Tax Collector's Department's budget in 2009-10 is $667,194.
The Tax Collector's Department is located on the first floor of Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road.
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