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Tax Collection

Cynthia L. Small, CCMC, Tax Collector
45 Fort Hill Road, Groton CT 06340
Phone: (860) 441-6670 (Option 4)
Fax: (860) 441-6678
email : taxcollector@groton-ct.gov

IMPORTANT NOTICES:
DISCOVER CARD NO LONGER ALLOWS REDUCED CONVENIENCE FEES ($2 - $15).  AS OF AUGUST 4, 2015 THE TAX DIVISION HAS STOPPED USING DISCOVERCARD FOR PAYMENTS.  AT THIS TIME, CREDIT CARDS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED FOR ONLINE PAYMENT.

TAX, SEWER USE CHARGE AND TRASH PAYMENTS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED IN THE GREEN MAILBOX OUTSIDE TOWN HALL AS OF JULY 1, 2015.


The Tax Division is responsible for the collection of the Town of Groton's taxes as well as collection for nine taxing districts, political subdivisions, and the Groton sewer district. Additionally, the Tax Division is responsible for the billing and collection of twenty-two sewer benefit assessment systems, two water benefit assessment systems, residential and commercial sewer use, and landfill accounts.

Understanding electronic banking.
Your bank or credit union may offer electronic payment services for both one-time and recurring bills. It is convenient, but the timing of the payment is not the same as the withdrawal from your account. For example, suppose that your tax/sewer bill is due on the 30th, and you request that your bank process the payment that same day. The bank will likely charge your account on the 30th, but the payment to the Town of Groton typically will be made several days later and even up to two weeks later is common.

Because the Town of Groton did not receive the payment by the due date, your payment will be considered late -- even if your bank charged your account on the due date. Please keep this in mind if you opt to have your payment routed electronically. Give yourself some lead time.
The above only pertains to online banking through your bank or credit union.  Payments made through the Town’s web site or Official Payments are effective as of the date and time of your confirmation.

Also, if you do decide to use your online banking provider, please direct the payment to our office at 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340-4370 rather than to the address on the payment coupons.  Be aware that your account numbers change annually.  To have your payment applied correctly, be sure to update these references accordingly.

Other Related Links:

  • Legal Tax Notice for the Town of Groton
  • FYE 2016 Mill Rates: Town, Political Subdivisions & Fire Districts
  • FYE 2015 Mill Rates: Town, Political Subdivisions & Fire Districts
  • Calendar year 2014 payments are available by accessing the on-line lookup
  • The following graphs reflect the Adopted FYE 2016 revenues and expenditures as a percent of the total Adopted FYE 2016 Budget.
    The percents reflect the source of funds received to operate the services provided by the town as well as how those funds are used in providing those services.

    TOWN OF GROTON
    FYE 2016 Adopted Budget
    $125,738,680

    General Fund Revenues

    General Fund Revenues

    General Fund Expenditures

    General Fund Expenditures
    FYE 2016 Estimated State funds will be $32,252,157 and without that amount the Town mill rate of 20.95 mills would be 29.56 mills

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