By Michael P. Walsh
Special to the Voice
The second installment of city tax bills — real estate, personal property, motor vehicle, sewer — is due Jan. 1, and payments after Feb. 1 are considered delinquent and subject to interest, Tax Collector Dorothy Chambrelli said.
The 2020 supplemental motor vehicle bills are being mailed later this week for vehicles registered after Oct. 1, 2020, and are also due Jan. 1.
Payments can be made by cash, check, credit card, debit card or money order from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the tax office on the first floor of City Hall, 355 Main St. The city has an ATM outside the office.
Taxpayers can also make a payment on the city website at https://www.mytaxbill.org/inet/bill/home.do?town=westhaven. Sewer bills are on the same page but under a separate tab. Tax payment history can also be viewed and printed.
The fees for credit cards and electronic checks are available at https://www.cityofwesthaven.com/276/Payments.
During tax season, taxes can be paid by the drop box outside the interior door of the tax office from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Taxes can also be paid by mail.
When paying by lockbox or drop box, the canceled check is the receipt.
Anyone needing a motor vehicle clearance must pay in person by cash, credit card, debit card or money order.
To enter City Hall, visitors must use the west entrance on the Savin Avenue side, wear a face mask and show ID to the security guard.