Tax Office

Tax Collection

*Update: Effective 1/4/2022, the Hamden Government Center will be open by appointment only. Masks are required in the building at all times. For the Tax Office, we will be taking appointments for people who need to pay with cash only. All others should utilize the outside drop box (Check only! No cash!), the postal service, or the Town website at to make payment. There is a nominal fee of $.95 when paying online with your checking account. You may also pay online with credit or debit card for a fee of 2.95%. In addition, we offer an automated phone line to pay by calling 844-230-4724. The same fees as online apply. If your motor vehicle tax bill indicates that back taxes are due, the online and phone payment systems are not available to you. Please call us with any questions at 203-287-7140. Due to Covid related staffing shortages it may take longer than normal to get through. Thank you for your patience.

The Tax Office is the major source of revenue for the Town of Hamden, collecting more than $184 million dollars in taxes for the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year. This represents a current grand list collection rate of 99.5%. The department also collected over $2 million dollars in delinquent taxes and over $1 million in interest charges.

A consistently high collection rate is the key to fiscal stability for the Town and remains the number one priority of the Tax Collector. Balancing the need to maintain a high rate of collection with the sensitivity necessary to deal with individual taxpayer issues, especially in this difficult economy, is an integral function of the department.

The Tax Department takes pride in providing taxpayers with prompt, courteous, professional service, while at the same time maintaining an extremely high rate of collection.

Pay Taxes Online

Pay your taxes online via the Hamden My Tax Bill website.


To pay bills online, the following fees apply:

  • Checking Account - $0.95
  • Credit/Debit - 2.95%

A fee of $20 will be charged for any electronic check payment that is returned for any reason.

NOTE: If you have back taxes due for motor vehicles, the online payment option is not available to you.