Tax Office

Tax Collection

*Update: The Hamden Government Center is open to the public. No appointment necessary. Masks, covering both the nose and mouth, must be worn at all times. 

The Tax Office is the major source of revenue for the Town of Hamden, collecting more than $184 million dollars in taxes for the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year. This represents a current grand list collection rate of 99.5%. The department also collected over $2 million dollars in delinquent taxes and over $1 million 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.

Pay Taxes Online

Pay your taxes online via the Hamden My Tax Bill website.


To pay bills online, the following fees apply:

  • Checking Account - $0.95
  • Credit/Debit - 2.95%

A fee of $20 will be charged for any electronic check payment that is returned for any reason.

NOTE: If you have back taxes due for motor vehicles, the online payment option is not available to you.