Tax Information


PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Fire tax payments made online or postmarked on or before August 1st are considered on-time.

For safety and security reasons, drop off of tax payment is not available. Please mail in payment or use our online system. Cash will not be accepted through the mail.

    • PAYMENT MAILING ADDRESS
      Trumbull Center Fire District
      Dept. 3590
      PO Box 4110
      Woburn, MA 01888-4110

*A copy of the bill MUST be included with the payment.*
If you need a copy of the bill that was sent in the mail, please request one via email.

    • ONLINE PAYMENT
      You may pay taxes online by clicking the PAY TAXES icon.

      The following FEES apply to online payments: E-Checks, $2.00 flat fee; Credit Cards, 2.5% of your bill, with a minimum fee of $2.00; Visa Debit Cards, $3.50 flat fee; all others, 2.5% of your bill, with a minimum fee of $2.00.

    • DUPLICATE PAYMENT
      BEFORE making payment, check with your mortgage company/lender to determine whether or not they will be sending payment on your behalf.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: TCFD01@tcfd.com
Phone/Fax: (203) 445-0886


TAX NOTICES


TAX QUESTIONS

What is the fire tax?

Every property owner in the Trumbull Center Fire District receives a fire tax bill. This bill covers the maintenance and operation of the volunteer fire department in this district. This bill is separate from the Town of Trumbull tax bills.

When should I expect a bill?

Fire tax bills are mailed out at the end of June, in any given year.

When are tax payments due?

Fire taxes are due in one installment. Payment is due on or before the first business day in the month of August. After this time, the payment will become delinquent and is subject to interest at the rate of 1.5% per month from the due date, in addition to a tax lien of $24. The minimum interest charge is $2.00. Returned checks are subject to a charge of $34.

What if I no longer own the real estate?

Please contact our office, via email, if you received a fire tax bill for property you no longer own. We will forward a bill to the new owner.

What if I did not receive a bill?

Per Connecticut State Statute 12-130, “Failure to receive a bill does not invalidate the tax. If a tax bill is not paid within the given time period, interest cannot be waived.” Please contact our office or look up your account online , if you believe you should have received a tax bill but did not.  Note: you may not have received a bill if the assessment on your property is too low to produce a tax. We do not bill under $1.00.

What if I escrow my taxes?

Many banks/mortgage companies escrow for fire taxes.  It is your responsibility to make sure the fire tax is paid on time to avoid interest and/or lien fees.  If your lender has advised our office that they will be paying your fire tax, you will not receive a bill.  If you receive a fire tax bill, but think your fire taxes are escrowed, contact your bank/mortgage company prior to submitting payment to avoid duplicate payment.