To ease the strain on those financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Lamont allowed all Connecticut municipalities to adopt a local property tax relief program. In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. 7S, Stamford’s Board of Representatives, as recommended by the Mayor and the Stamford Board of Finance, voted on April 21 to approve the Stamford Municipal Tax Relief Deferral Program.
Under the Stamford Municipal Tax Relief Deferral Program, taxpayers (individuals, businesses, nonprofits) who can document significant economic impact may apply to defer for 90 days their obligation to pay property taxes on real property*, personal property, motor vehicle*, or municipal sewer use charges from the date such taxes or charges became due, or will become due, between April 1 and July 1 of 2020.
Applications must be received no later than July 1, 2020. Applications that are not received by the Tax Office on or before July 1 cannot be accepted per the Governor’s Executive Order. Applicants will receive confirmation of their application status if a valid email address is provided on the application form.
* Please note that property owners should not apply if they have a mortgage and property taxes are remitted by the mortgage company. If you have a leased vehicle, it is the responsibility of the leasing company to apply for the deferment.
* In addition, properties that are part of the downtown special service district (DSSD) must pay the DSSD portion of their real property bill by August 1st. DSSD charges are not eligible for the Tax Relief Deferral Program. DSSD charges will be billed separately.
To participate in the Stamford Municipal Tax Relief Deferral Program, taxpayers must complete the Application Form. A fillable version is available online :
When identifying taxable property or sewer use charges on the form, please indicate the Tax or Parcel ID Number for real property, the Tax ID Number for personal property, the Tax ID Number or CT Plate Number for motor vehicles, and the Account Number for sewer use charges where specified.
Together with the required documents, please submit all paperwork electronically (preferred) to the Tax Office at [email protected] or by mail to:
City of Stamford Tax Office – Tax Deferral Program
888 Washington Blvd. 6th floor
Stamford, CT 06901
Applicants who are approved for the Stamford Municipal Tax Relief Deferral Program will have 90 days from the original date their property taxes or WPCA charges came due to pay their deferred taxes. They will not be charged interest during this 90 days of deferral. If a tax bill is not paid in full on or before October 1, 2020, any taxes not yet paid shall accrue interest at 1.5% per month, calculated from the bill’s original July 1 due date. WPCA charges must be paid within 90 days of the date on the April bill for sewer use.
Additional assistance is available by calling 203-977-5888.