Town of Lyme Tax Office

Welcome to the web page for the Lyme Tax Office.  Here is some important information that residents need to know.

 

Tax Payment Information

  • Taxes can be paid by cash or check in person at Lyme Town Hall during normal office hours.
  • Please make checks payable to: Lyme Tax Collector
  • Mail payments to:

Lyme Tax Collector
480 Hamburg Road
Lyme, CT 06371

 

Mill Rate

  • The current mill rate (effective July 1, 2019) is 19.95 mills or $19.95 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, as set by the Board of Finance.

 

Real Estate, Personal Property & Motor Vehicle Tax Bills

  • The Town of Lyme is a “single-installment town,” meaning that bills for all Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle taxes are due and payable on July 1 – with August 1 being the last day to pay without penalty.
  • Supplemental Motor Vehicle tax bills, which are issued for any vehicles newly registered between October 2 and July 31 and are due and payable on January 1 – with February 1 being the last day to pay without penalty.

 

State Statutes & Delinquent Tax Bills

  • The Lyme Tax office is governed by Connecticut General Statutes. Two of the most important of these state that:
    • a resident’s failure to receive a tax bill or the Tax Office’s failure to send a tax bill does not invalidate a tax; and
    • a Tax Collector does not have the authority to waive interest on a delinquent tax.
  • Under state statute, delinquent tax bills are charged interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (18% per year) from the original due date of the tax bill – with a minimum penalty of $2.00 per delinquent tax bill.

     

Contact Information

  • Residents may contact the Tax Collector by phone at 860-434-8092; by email at taxcollector@townlyme.org; or in person at Town Hall during normal office hours.
  • The Tax Collector’s office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and again from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closed on Wednesdays.)
  • During the month of July, office hours are Mondays through Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.