Taxes levied on the Grand List of October 1, 2016 became due and payable on July 1, 2017. Real Estate tax bills over $200 are due and payable in two equal installments on July 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018.
For the January installment: taxes received/postmarked by February 1, 2018 will be considered timely. Payments received/postmarked after February 1, 2018 will be subject to interest of 1.5% per month or 18 % annually from the due date in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. Initial interest starting February 2nd is 3% of outstanding taxes with a minimum of $2.00 per tax account. State Statutes dictates that failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax.
Please make checks payable to: Amston Lake Tax District. Payments may be mailed to: Tax Collector, PO BOX 95 AMSTON CT 06231. If you require a receipt, send a stamped, self- addressed envelope. There is no drop box.
ALD prefers that you send your check and a copy of your tax bill to ALD Tax Collector via United States Postal Service. If you must use direct payment through your bank, make sure your bank includes the correct tax bill number with the check payment, otherwise it may delay payment. Please do not send anything via FedEx or United Parcel Service (UPS) to Amston Lake District. We can only accept mail and packages sent to our P.O. Box through United States Postal Services (USPS).
Send payment to:
ALD Tax Collector
P.O. Box 95
Amston, CT 06231
If, for any reason, you have not received your tax bill, it is still the taxpayers’ responsibility to pay the tax per state statute. If you have not receive a bill in a timely manner please contact the following:
ALD Tax Collector
If you are purchasing a property in the Amston Lake District, know that you are responsible for all unpaid delinquent taxes too! Also, at closing time please note that you will be responsible for taxes due through that fiscal year. The fiscal year is from July 1st through June 30th. Finally, please be aware that many annual taxes are split and taxes due on the following January may be overlooked at closing time. Yet taxes due in January will be the responsibility of the new buyer for payment. If not paid in January, the new property owners may unknowingly enter into delinquency status.
The following PDF’s will explain: