Office of the Tax Collector
Hamden Government Center
2750 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: (203) 287-7140
Tax Collector: John Steele, CCMC
The Tax Office is the major source of revenue for the Town of Hamden, collecting more than $157 million dollars in taxes for fiscal year 2013-2014. This represents a current grand list collection rate of 98.6%. The department also collected $1.6 million dollars in delinquent taxes and $900,000.00 in interest charges.
A consistently high collection rate is the key to fiscal stability for the Town and remains the number one priority of the Tax Collector. Balancing the need to maintain a high rate of collection with the sensitivity necessary to deal with individual taxpayer issues, especially in this difficult economy, is an integral function of the department. The Tax Department takes pride in providing taxpayers with prompt, courteous, professional service, while at the same time maintaining an extremely high rate of collection.