Taxpayers are encouraged to PAY BY MAIL or ONLINE.
The Tax Collector's office is responsible for the collection of property taxes, including business and personal property taxes, motor vehicle taxes, and real estate taxes. The office operates under the authority of the Connecticut General Statutes and Ordinances of the Town of Bridgewater.
TO GET A DMV RELEASE SO YOU MAY REGISTER, ALL MOTOR VEHICLE TAX BILLS MUST BE PAID IN FULL WITH CASH, MONEY ORDER OR A CERTIFIED BANK CHECK. PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY OTHER FORM OF PAYMENT INCLUDING PAYMENTS ONLINE WILL RESULT IN A 7 DAY WAITING PERIOD BEFORE A DMV RELEASE WILL BE PROCESSED.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you need a DMV release you can visit www.ct.gov/dmv to check your status at the DMV.
Generally, questions concerning assessed value, adjustments, exemptions or credits, tax relief programs, and improper motor vehicle tax billings should be directed to the Assessor's Office at (860) 355-9379 or faxed to (860) 350-5944. Questions about billings, tax balances due, amounts paid, delinquent taxes, interest charged, and collections should be directed to the Tax Collector's Office at (860) 355-9220.