The Annual Town Meeting on the proposed FY 2017-2018 Town budget is scheduled for Monday, May 1st at 7:30 pm in the Lyman Memorial High School Auditorium, 917 Exeter Rd (Route 207). Click here for proposed budget.
The Lebanon Tax Office is responsible for the collection of taxes for the Town of Lebanon. In addition we are the Agent for the collection for the Flood and Control Board, for the Lake Williams Dam Assessment and the Collector for the WPCA.
2013 was a revaluation year.
The mil rate for 2016-2017 is 28.9
State of Connecticut Aircraft Registration Program
The Town of Lebanon has been notified that we must participate in the aircraft registration program for Connecticut.
The State of Connecticut's Aircraft Registration Program administered by the Department of Transportation was established by CGS Sec 13b-39a. Registration fees are collected in lieu of collecting property taxes on aircraft. The term aircraft includes but is not limited to conventional airplanes, gliders, helicopters, seaplanes,ultra-lights and lighter than air. The time for filing is October 1. Municipalities are required to inform the Department of Transportation of any aircraft facility within its jurisdiction. An aircraft facility can be a traditional airfield (state, municipal or private), heliport, air navigation facility, restricted landing area or seaplane base.
If anyone has an airplane, helicopter, ultra-light etc. or an airstrip or heliport, in the Town of Lebanon please contact the Tax Collector's office at 860-642-7222.
TAX PAYMENT SCHEDULE
1st installment is due July 1, 2016
2nd installment is due January 1, 2017.
Real Estate and Personal Property bills under $100.00 must be paid in full in the first installment.
Q. What types of property are subject to local property taxes?
A. Three classes of property are assessed and subject to local property taxation: Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicles.
Personal property is primarily business equipment, machinery, supplies, commercial furniture and fixtures, leased equipment, and unregistered Motor Vehicles.
Registered Motor Vehicles are listed with the Department of Motor Vehicles. These vehicles are coded by tax town and the Assessor is provided a list of registered vehicles annually.
MOTOR VEHICLE BILLS are due on July 1. If your Motor Vehicle taxes become delinquent, please call the Tax Collector's office to obtain a total amount due, including interest, so that you can obtain a Motor Vehicle release.
(CGS 12-146 amended PA 84-257)
Q. HOW IS THE ASSESSMENT OF MY PROPERTY DETERMINED?
A. State law requires that all property subject to local taxation be assessed at 70% of your property's fair market value as of October 1, 2015. Personal property and motor vehicles are assessed at 70% of current fair market value, in accordance with state statute.
Q. WHAT IF I RECEIVE A TAX BILL FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE I NO LONGER OWN?
A. The motor vehicle bill you receive in July 2016 is based upon registration of that vehicle effective October 1, 2015.
If your motor vehicle was sold, destroyed, stolen, or registered out-of-state prior to September 1, 2015, and not replaced with another vehicle, your tax bill may be pro-rated.
Contact the Assessor's office to receive information about the types of documentation that must be presented (within statutory time limits) for tax bills to be pro-rated.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Connecticut Dept. of Motor Vehicles does NOT forward notice of registration cancellation to the Assessor's Office.
Q. WHAT IF I DISAGREE WITH MY PROPERTY ASSESSMENT?
A. The Board of Assessment Appeals meets annually in February or March to hear appeals from decisions of the Assessor. They also meet during the month of September to hear motor vehicle assessment appeals only.
However, taxpayers are encouraged to first present their questions and reasons for disagreement to the Assessor's Office.
Q. WHAT EXEMPTIONS OR TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE?
A. Contact the Assessor's Office for details about the following programs: Elderly/totally disabled homeowners and renters benefits, Veterans benefits, blind & totally disabled property owners, farm or forest land classifications, farming equipment exemptions, ambulatory motor vehicle exemptions, newly acquired manufacturing equipment, manufacturing facility exemptions.
Q. WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT MY TAX BILL?
A. Tax bills will be mailed on or before July 1, 2016, the due date.
By state law, failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or interest payments. If you do not receive a tax bill, contact the Tax Collector's office and find out why.
Q. WHEN WOULD MY PAYMENT BE CONSIDERED LATE?
A. Payments due 7/1/16 must be received or postmarked by 8/1/16. Payments due 1/1/17 must be received or postmarked no later than 2/1/17.
Interest is charged at the rate of 1.5% per month from the original due date of the tax once the payment is late, with a minimum interest charge of $2.00.
Q. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE PAYMENT?
A. You'll save time and gas when you pay by mail. Enclose your check made payable to "Tax Collector Town of Lebanon” with your bill. If a receipt is needed, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope; otherwise, no receipt will be sent.
Tax payments may also be made in person at the Tax Office at the Town Hall, 579 Exeter Road from:
8 AM - 4PM Mon.,Thurs.,Fri. Tues. 8 AM - 6 PM
The Town Hall is CLOSED Wednesdays.
State Law (Section 21-130B) requires us to state the following:
The 2016-2017 budget for the Town of Lebanon estimates that $6,042,495 will be received from the State of Connecticut. Without this the mil rate would be 38.6 mils.
Please direct questions to Joyce A. Hofmann, Tax Collector at 860- 642-7222.
1) if you sold the vehicle and turned in the plates to DMV. ***If you sold the vehicle and transferred the plates to another vehicle, you will receive a credit for the number of months you did not have the vehicle in the next billing cycle and you must pay the bill for the vehicle you no longer have.
2) if the vehicle was totaled and the title was transferred.
3) if the vehicle was moved out of state and registered out of state.