First installment of borough real estate taxes coming due

NAUGATUCK — Tax Collector’s office sent notice to property owners in Naugatuck that the first installment of real estate taxes is due July 1.

Motor vehicle, personal property and real estate taxes for those with an elderly tax credit will be mailed upon final approval of the borough budget.

The Board of Mayor and Burgesses approved a $105.5 million budget May 26, and set the mill rate at 32.81. However, the Taxpayers in Revolt group successfully forced a referendum of the budget through a petition process.

The first tax bill is based on the mill rate set by the borough and an adjusted bill for the second half of real estate taxes will be mailed once the referendum process is complete.

Any portion of the first tax bill remaining unpaid 30 days after the due date will be considered delinquent, and will be subject to interest at the rate of 1.5 percent per month, 18 percent per year or a minimum of $2.

Tax payments can be made Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tax Office in Town Hall.

Credit card payments can be made online at www.officialpayments.com or by calling (800) 272-9829. The jurisdiction code is 1757. Credit card payments will not be accepted in person.