**NEWS about FUTURE tax payments: In response to the COVID 19 epidemic, the Town of Hamden Legislative Council, at the request of Mayor Curt Balzano Leng, voted to extend the grace period for payment of the July 2020 property tax installment until October 1, 2020. Instead of having to pay by August 3, 2020 without interest, most Hamden taxpayers will have until October 1, 2020 to pay without interest. There are a few important caveats, and we will continue to provide information here.
1. Taxpayers whose taxes are escrowed and paid by a mortgage institution or bank are not eligible for the extended grace period, and those taxes are payable by August 3, 2020. This is per the State of Connecticut.
2. If you are a landlord, you are expected to pass along to your tenants similar forbearance. Landlords can satisfy the commensurate forbearance and income decline requirements for relief under Executive Order 7S for residential properties simply by complying with EO 7X, and confirming they will do so in an email to the tax collector at email@example.com, along with the completed and signed application. Landlords of commercial properties may satisfy these requirements with the documentation listed in the application form provided by OPM, and should include that with their completed and signed application. The State of Connecticut asks you to fill out this application, and return it to the tax collector by July 1, 2020.
Click HERE to download a copy of the instructions for landlords.
Click HERE to download the application.
3. If you are not a landlord, as long as you do not have an escrow account (see #1 above), you automatically qualify for the extended grace period with no further action on your part.
Please note that interest will accrue back to the original due date of July 1, 2020, at 1.5% per month on any unpaid balance as of the end of the 90 day grace period.