Tax bills delayed

NAUGATUCK — The budget referendum process is delaying the Tax Collector’s office from mailing out motor vehicle tax bills and other bills to residents in Naugatuck.

The car tax and personal property tax bills, as well as bills for those who receive a tax credit from the state, will not be sent out until a budget is passed. Residents have petitioned to send the budget to a referendum on July 29. The bills cannot be sent out until the budget is in effect, Tax Collector James Goggin said.

The tax office has sent out half of the real estate tax bills based on half of the proposed tax rate, which is expressed in mills. A mill is a tax of $1 for each $1,000 of assessed valuation.

The budget referendum will be held from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 29 at the Naugatuck Historical Society, 195 Water St.

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