Second installment on taxes due now

The Milford Tax Collector’s office reminds residents that any second installment taxes for motor vehicle, personal property, and real estate/sewer usage on the grand list of Oct. 1, 2013 are now due.

Residents should use the “return with second payment” stub from the original tax bill mailed in June, 2014.

Also due are the supplemental motor vehicle tax bills. These bills cover vehicles registered between Oct. 2, 2013, and July 31, 2014, and were mailed at the end of December, 2014.

The last day to pay these tax bills without interest is Monday, Feb. 2. Any bill that has not been paid or postmarked by Feb. 2, will incur the state mandated interest charge of 1.5% per month, calculated from the original due date of Jan. 1. Minimum interest is $2.

Anyone who recently purchased property or paid off a mortgage and does not have a bill may contact the office at 203-783-3217. Failure to receive a bill does not exempt the tax or interest charges that incur on an unpaid bill, according to the tax office.

If paying by mail, residents should include a copy of the bill. For a receipt, include a self addressed stamped envelope, along with two copies of the bill. Mailing address is Milford Tax Collector, PO Box 3025, 70 West River St., Milford, CT 06460. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.