OLD LYME — Old Lyme Tax Collector Suzanne Thompson reminds property owners that the second Installment of Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills is due now. Like many other Connecticut towns, Old Lyme does not mail out a second bill or reminder of the January bill in December.
But Thompson also reminds us that we can go to the Town of Old Lyme website, Tax Collector’s page, to check payment status, see balances due and print out another copy of the three-section billing statement that was mailed in late June 2023 at the start of the town’s tax year. If your property taxes are escrowed with your mortgage, the bills were sent to your mortgage company.
Visit www.oldlyme-ct.gov, select Tax Collector under Town Departments, and click on either the grey Check Payment Status or gold Pay Taxes Online tabs to navigate through the payment portal. The service fee for electronic (ACH) checks is only 50 cents or there is a 3 percent service fee for credit/debit card payments.
“You have the entire month of January to make payment, which must be received by our office or postmarked by February 1 to avoid interest penalties,” says Thompson. “We always accept partial payment, and you have the option of paying by check, online, or we will accept cash at the Tax Collector’s office.” She adds with a smile, “Exact change is always appreciated.”
Supplemental Motor Vehicle bills (look for the purple stripe at the top) were mailed out in late December. These cover property taxes on motor vehicles that were registered or an existing registration was transferred after October 1, 2022 and before September 30, 2023. If you have recently sold, junked, or traded a vehicle, please contact Old Lyme Assessor’s Office, ext. 219 or see their Motor Vehicle Adjustments page on the Town website.