Each on-line payment transaction is subject to the following fees:
Credit or Debit card: 2.5% or $2.00 minimum
Visa Debit: $3.95
These fees also apply for payments made in person by credit or debit card at the Tax Collector’s Office.
If motor vehicle taxes are unpaid, you will not be able to register any vehicles with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles or renew any vehicle registrations. (Per Connecticut General Statute 14-33). ALL outstanding vehicle taxes associated with your name and/or your VIN#, including taxes not yet delinquent, must be paid in full in order for a release to be issued.
All DMV clearances are now processed electronically. We no longer issue paper clearances with the Town stamp. Payments made on-line through the Town of North Stonington website will typically take two (2) business days to clear with DMV. Payments made on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays will not clear with DMV until the following Tuesday, assuming that Monday is not a holiday.
Per Connecticut General Statute Sec.12-144b. payments must first be applied to the taxpayers oldest outstanding obligation, by type of tax (real estate, motor vehicle or personal property)