Notice Regarding Tax Bills
- The 1st installment is due July 1, 2020
- The 2nd installment is due January 1, 2021
Credit Card & e-Check Payments
The City of Middletown has partnered with Point and Pay, LLC, to accept credit card payments online or via telephone at 844-462-1019. Look up by bill number or by Unique identification and pay your bill online. You will receive clearance for DMV after three business days.
With this service, taxpayers can look up and pay bills online for current taxes, delinquent taxes, or sanitation charges.
Point and Pay charges taxpayers a convenience fee for processing credit card transactions. The fee for a standard credit card is 2.5% of the total, with a $2 minimum fee and is disclosed before you approve the transaction completion. Taxpayers will have the opportunity to review the transaction and back out of the transaction if necessary before it is processed.
If you are using a Visa Logo Debit card, please select the Debit option which will charge a flat rate of $3.95. The fee for using an eCheck (ACH payment) is $2.
Motor Vehicle Taxes & Clearance
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) encourages taxpayers to go online to process transactions in order to avoid waiting in line at the DMV branches. You can now verify your tax status and other compliance issues with DMV online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you pay by credit card through the Point and Pay service portal, either by phone or online, the payment will be posted the next morning and you will receive clearance for DMV after three business days.
If you pay using a personal check or an eCheck through Point and Pay, the City of Middletown will not clear you for registration for 30 days, unless a copy of the cancelled check or mini-statement from the bank is provided to the Tax Collector’s Office,
Paper Slips Discontinued
Effective November 2015, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles discontinued the use of the ‘paper’ vehicle clearance slip, and the tax collector’s release stamp on vehicle registrations. The DMV no longer accepts either paper or stamped releases. This change came about through DMV’s initiative, not the City’s.
The best way to avoid problems with compliance at the DMV is to pay your motor vehicle taxes on time, before they are late.