Milford Offers Online Payment Option to Residents

Payments can be made for excise, personal property and real estate taxes.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Residents in Milford can now pay for certain bills online

The town has offered two forms of payment: electronic check and credit card. The types of bills that can be paid include 2013 and 2014 excise taxes, personal property taxes and real estate taxes. 

Residents paying by electronic check will need to have a physical check on hand to provide account and routing numbers. There will be a 25-cent processing fee assessed for all electronic check payments, according to the notice. 

Those paying by credit card can do so with MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Residents should note, however, that Visa is accepted for Real Estate, Personal Property and Excise Payments only, and there will be a convenience fee for each online payment. 

To learn more, head over to the Milford town website.

Ed Bertorelli March 06, 2014 at 09:58 PM
phogan2- spoken like the professional you are-thanks for more very insightful comments...experience counts that's for sure !
Debra Leonard March 06, 2014 at 10:35 PM
thank you phohan2, for your response. I couldn't have said it better! And milforddad27...I never said that education isn't an important factor...but it doesn't hold a torch to the "education" of years of experience. As I said, when I have interviewed and hired, I DO look at and consider a candidates education...but I focus MORE on their EXPERIENCE...because THAT is what is going to get the job done!!
phogan2 March 07, 2014 at 10:40 AM
milforddad 27-to respond to Theresa is still training, please look at the fact that real estate and personal property tax bills went out timely without a hitch, 32 bank accounts balanced to the penny with the town accountant, motor vehicle bills out on schedule, being able to bring on line payments to the taxpayers in the short amount of time she has been in this position. This is not someone in training, this is someone doing the job as an experienced tax collector. If she is in training my question is who is training her??? She had the recommendation of the retired tax collector and unanimous support from the Board of Selectmen to be placed as the acting tax collector because of her experience and knowledge of the department. Please, let's give credit where credit is deserved. Also, let's educate the taxpayers to the true facts.
George March 07, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Why would one use the electronic check aspect of this service? It requires that one have both on-line access and a checking account. If one has those two things, why would one not use the online banking service already provided by their bank — usually with no service charge. The bank either does an electronic transfer to the Town or mails a check to the Town. If mailed, the bank pays the postage and usually does not charge a $0.25 processing fee. If one does not maintain the required minimum balance in one’s checking account in order to get ‘free’ checking, there are banks that have done away with the minimum balance requirement.
Jennifer March 07, 2014 at 12:49 PM
well George, while I agree with you (I won't pay a fee to pay a bill, even for convenience sake) I will point out that most (if not all) financial institutions have the following disclosure in their online bill pay terms of service *** You may not use the online bill pay service to pay governmental fees (such as taxes), court-directed obligations (such as alimony or child support), or payments outside the United States and its territories.*** Can you probably get away with doing it? Sure. What happens if it doesn't work? You're the one who has to deal with it and any resulting "fees" or "issues".


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