The Mill rate has been set at 22.78 for the Grand List dated October 1, 2011; your tax bills will be mailed before July 1, 2012. All motor vehicle taxes are due in one installment on July 1, 2012. Real Estate and Personal Property taxes of $100 or less are due in one installment on July 1, 2012. Real Estate and Personal Property taxes over $100 are due in two equal installments July 1, 2012 and January 1, 2013. The July 2012 collection period extends through August 1, 2012, and the January collection period extends through February 1, 2013 without penalty.
The tax bills are in multiple parts. We require a copy with each payment to properly validate our records. As we do not send a notice of the second installment, you may want to mark your calendars for the January 1, 2013 due date.
If you have an escrow account and the bill was sent to you instead of the bank, please forward the bill to your bank without delay. If you no longer have an escrow account and you did NOT receive a bill, please call us immediately. State Statute 12-130 states that failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax.
As part of our commitment to provide the citizens of East Lyme we are pleased to offer the availability of credit card payments . You can pay your Real Estate, Personal Property, Motor Vehicle, Supplemental Motor Vehicle and Prorated taxes online or via the telephone. There is a convenience fee charged by the vendor (Official Payments Corp.) providing this service in addition to the amount of tax you pay.
To pay by using one of the four credit cards: American Express, VISA, Mastercard or Discover call Official Payments Corporation at their toll-free number 1-800-272-9829 or visit www.officialpayments.com. Once on line you will be asked to enter the number 1739. THIS IS THE JURISDICTIONAL CODE FOR EAST LYME. Continue to follow the menu of instructions.