COVID-19 Property Tax Relief Programs

On April 6, 2020, the Simsbury Board of Selectmen voted to adopt two programs for property tax relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Both programs are authorized by Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7-S.

Under Executive Order 7-S, Simsbury is required to provide one or both of the following two COVID-19 property tax relief options: (1) a temporary deferment of tax collections (the “Tax Deferment Program”); and/or, (2) a significantly reduced interest rate on delinquent payments of taxes due and payable (the “Interest Rate Reduction Program”).

Simsbury has elected to offer both tax relief programs to its taxpayers.

The Deferment Program requires a showing of COVID-19 financial impact and the taxpayer must file an application with the Tax Collector no later than July 1, 2020 in order to qualify.  The Interest Rate Reduction Program does not require an application to be filed by the taxpayer.

For details on both programs, click here.