Important Tax Information

  1. Real Estate
  2. Motor Vehicle
  3. Supplemental Motor Vehicle
  4. Personal Property

Real Estate Taxes

Real estate taxes are assessed on all real property owned in the City of Middletown. The Tax Assessor assesses real estate and taxes are computed and collected by the Tax Collector. Taxes are computed for the full fiscal year, which runs July 1 through June 30 of the following year, but are due in two installments (July 1st and January 1st). 

Each fire district sets the fire district mill rates. The City Fire District tax is added to the Real Estate Tax bill and is included in the total due. The South Fire District and Westfield Fire District both bill and collect separately.

Interest Rates

All real estate taxes not paid on or before the first business day of the month following the due date are subject to interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (18% per year) from the due date, on the unpaid balance of the installment due. If a taxpayer does not receive a bill, they should contact the tax collector to get a copy. Failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or the interest. There is not a charge for copies of tax bills.

Banks / Mortgage Payments

Banks and mortgage companies pay real estate taxes for property owners that escrow with them. Each year the banks and mortgage companies must request tax bills from the Tax Collector’s office for bills for which they have an escrow account. The Tax Collector’s office does not know which bank to send the tax bill to unless the bank notifies them. Individuals that receive a bill that are to be paid by a bank or mortgage company should put their account on the bill and forward it to their bank or mortgage company.

Owner Names

Property owners receive bills with the record owner as of the October 1 Grand List date. By law, this owner’s name must remain on the bill until the next assessment date. We add new owners names as they become available to us.

If you pay off your mortgage, please notify our office so we may update our records.