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Farmington, Simsbury Alert Residents About Tax Payments

June 24, 2014

By Savannah Mul, The Hartford Courant

June 24--If July is approaching, so are the tax bills property owners will start receiving in their mailboxes at the end of the week.

Simsbury continues to offer taxpayers the convienience of paying their car, real estate and sewer tax bills online.

"It's a different generation of people and they are used to paying online," Simsbury Tax Collector Colleen O'Connor said. "The amount of what we collect online is much higher than it used to be."

O'Connor said residents can go to the tax office webpage,, where they will see an option to view and pay their tax bills.

"You type in your last name, a space, and first initial," O'Connor said.

To pay with an electronic check is free, O'Connor said. However, there will be a service charge of 2.95 percent when residents use a debit or credit card, she said.

Simsbury tax bills will be mailed out Friday and be available to view online by Saturday, O'Connor said.

Farmington Tax Collector Christine Robinson said the option to pay tax bills online will be delayed in that town for a week or two.

"We are in the process of switching software and that's the reason we took the online payment down," Robinson said.

Online payment should be up and running in a few weeks, she said. Taxpayers may go to

Meanwhile, residents can still visit the tax office and pay the bill in person or send mail to the Farmington Town Hall. The same 2.95 percent service fee applies to debit and credit payments in Farmington, as well.

Taxes are due July 1. The last day to pay the taxes without penalty is Aug. 1. Postmarked envelopes dated on or before Aug. 1 are accepted in both Farmington and Simsbury.


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