Tax Collector


Welcome to the Southington Tax Office! The collecting of taxes is both historic and statutory and steeped with legal traditions and precedents. While the office operates under the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut in conjunction with the Office of Policy & Management, it also has a very contemporary business dimension with respect to operational policies and procedures, equipment, personnel, forms, collection techniques and public relations.

The 2015 Grand List bills will be mailed by the end of June. These bills are due on July 1, 2016. There is a 30 day grace period. Therefore August 1, 2016 is the last day to pay before 3% interest is applied. The Town of Southington does not re-mail bills for the second installments. If you purchased property after October 2015, do not escrow with a bank, and do not have an original real estate bill, please contact our office. Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax or interest.

A payment that is mailed and bears a legible US Postal Service (USPS) postmark of August 1, 2016 will be considered on-time. Metered mail through a service such as Pitney Bowes, Neopost, or will not be considered on-time if the envelope also bears a USPS postmark dated after August 1, 2016.

LATE PAYMENT WARNING when using a Bank Payment Service like "Bill Pay" - You should be aware that bank payments via a paper check electronically drawn from your bank account (e.g. savings, checking) and mailed to the Tax Collector's office must meet the same postmark requirements mentioned above. The date on the paper check is meaningless. Furthermore, you should know that we receive many envelopes from banks with "bill pay" checks without a valid USPS postmark. Any payment received after August 1, 2016 without a postmark will be considered late. Finally, most banks require that you schedule your payment 5 business days before their "deliver by" date. Using August 1st as the due date, means a bank expects you to schedule payment on or before July 25th. Waiting until July 25th to use a "bill pay" service is a dangerous practice and a potentially expensive late payment and interest experience for the taxpayer.  

Avoid long lines - pay by mail - send your payment to:

Southington Tax Collector
PO Box 1036
Southington, CT 06489

Your canceled check will be your receipt.

If you have an escrow account and the real estate tax bill was sent to you, please forward the bill to your bank. If you own property in town and do not escrow with a bank or mortgage company and did not receive a tax bill, or need any information, please call our office. Failure to have received a bill does not exempt the taxpayer from taxes or interest charges.

Additional Links

Tax Sale February 2, 2016 

Contact Information

Brian Lastra, Director of Assessment and Revenue

Jill Fragola, Deputy Tax Collector

Southington Tax Collector
PO Box 1036
Southington, CT 06489

Phone 860 276-6259