On January 22, 2019, the State of Connecticut Legislature passed, and Governor Lamont signed HB5765. This bill authorizes municipalities to establish a program to defer the January 31, 2019 due dates of real estate, personal property or motor vehicle taxes for Federal Employees affected by the Federal Shutdown. Such a program was established by the Board of Selectmen at their January 23, 2019 meeting. This will allow residents ,who qualify for the program as federal employees affected by the federal shutdown, to defer paying their property taxes until the shutdown is over. For more information about the program and whether you qualify, please call the Tax Collector at 860-653-2004 or the Selectmen’s office at 860-413-3301.