The City of Stamford is divided into four geographic taxing districts, based upon municipal services furnished to the property. In addition, the City has a separate Personal Property Taxing District encompassing the entire city, and a uniform mill rate which applies to all motor vehicles registered in the City of Stamford.
As the City extends sanitary sewer lines into previously unsewered areas, municipal garbage collection is also extended, and the tax district classification is changed accordingly.
The taxing districts of the City are authorized pursuant to State law, the City Charter and local ordinance.
The mill rates are set by the Board of Finance each May and are based on the budgetary needs of the City. To learn more about the Board of Finance or to find out when you can attend public meetings, click here.