Do I owe taxes? Check the tax bill inquiry system. 

Online Payments:

Mail-In Payments:

  • Make checks payable to: Tax Collector, City of Waterbury.
  • Please write your account number on the check.
  • Remember to include your payment stub with your check.
  • A courtesy reply envelope is included with your tax bill.
  • Mail to: P.O. Box 2216, Waterbury, CT 06722-2216

If you wish to have a receipt returned to you, please include a self-addressed envelope with your payment.  During periods of high volume, we appreciate your patience.  Please do not mail in cash payments. 

Walk-In Payments:

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

You also have the option to pay your property and real estate taxes in person at the Tax Collector's Office, 235 Grand Street, 1st floor.  Click here for directions to City Hall.  Parking is plentiful.

We accept Cash, Check, Money Order, Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card & Discover) and Debit Cards.  Revenue Collection Office suggests you keep your receipts for 15 years.

Delinquent motor vehicle taxes must be paid in person with Cash or Credit Card in order to obtain a tax release.  Check your DMV records for issues with property taxes, emissions, insurance.  Remember: DMV No Longer Accepts Paper Tax Releases.

Three types of property are assessed and subject to taxes:

  • Real Estate: any land or buildings you own.
  • Motor Vehicle: registered motorized or unmotorized cars, trucks, trailers, and motorcycles (for tax purposes).
  • Business Personal Property: business equipment, machinery, furniture and fixtures either owned or leased by a business.  Unregistered motor vehicles are also taxes as Personal Property.

Taxes are due in July and January.  First installment is due July 1; and second installment is due January 1.  To avoid a penalty, please pay or have a post office postmarked envelope by August 1 and February 1, respectively.

Tax bills totalling $200 or less are due in one installment.  Pro-rated supplemental motor vehicle taxes, for vehicles registered after the October 1 assessment date, are due in one installment on January 1.

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Contact Information

Tax Collector
Frank Caruso

Deputy Tax Collector
Nancy Olson

Phone: (203) 574-6815

Waterbury City Hall
235 Grand Street, 1st floor
Waterbury, CT 06702

Real Estate & Personal Property:
(203) 574-6815

Motor Vehicle:
(203) 574-6811

Balance & Control:
(203) 574-6706

E-mail: Tax Collector's Office

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.