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Tax Collector


To pay bills online the following fees apply:
Credit / Debit - 2.95%
Checking Account - $0.95

View Tax Notifications

Note:  The ability to renew residence stickers online is not available at this time.  Please visit the tax demartment to renew.

The Town’s Tax Collector collects taxes on real estate, personal property, and motor vehicles.  Tax rates are determined under the direction of the Board of Finance through the municipal budget process, with the annual tax rate (or mill rate) depending on how much money is needed to fund the municipal budget and how much property is available to be taxed (equalized grand list) as of the assessment date (grand list date) of October 1.  Like all towns in Connecticut, Branford operates on a uniform fiscal year, beginning July 1 and ending the following June 30.  Tax bills are issued July 1 each year and payments are due semiannually in July (first installment) and the following January (second installment).  Motor Vehicle bills are due in ONE installment. The current mill rate is 28.47.

State statutes dictate the procedures to be followed for the billing and collection of taxes and the record keeping involved and also govern when and how bills are sent, what notice is to be given or published concerning taxes, the rate and applicability of interest, how liens are applied; and what means of delinquent collections are permitted.        

Listing files in 'Tax Collector Documents'


Tax Bill Information

The first installment of the real estate and personal property taxes for the 2016 grand list and the full amount of motor vehicle taxes are due July 1, 2017 and are payable by Aug. 1, 2017 without penalty. Methods of payment are:

Online: Go to the “View/Pay Taxes” link above and follow the instructions. Forms of payment online are credit card (the fee is 2.95%) and ACH from your bank account (the fee is .95 cents.) The fee for these services will show before you complete your transaction. The online payment option is not available for your motor vehicle or personal property bills if you owe back taxes.

Mail: Checks should be made payable to “Tax Collector Branford” and mailed to Tax Collector, PO Box 136, Branford, CT 06405. Please include the list number from your bill to ensure proper credit.

In Person: Payments may be made at the tax office at 1019 Main Street Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30pm. Acceptable forms of payment at the tax office are cash, personal check, money order, or cashier’s check. We do not accept credit or debit cards at the Tax Office. Please bring your bill with you.

For questions regarding your tax bill, please call the Tax Office at 203-315-0672.

If you have a question regarding your assessment, or if you no longer own the motor vehicle on your tax bill, please contact the Assessor’s office at (203) 488-2039.


Contact Information

1019 Main Street,
Branford CT 06405

Phone: (203) 315-0672
Fax: (203) 315-3334
Tax Collector: Joanne Cleary
Hours of Operation: 8:30-4:30 M-F

Town Hall Address: 1019 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 Phone: (203) 488-8394 Business Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday