Finance

Responsibilities

The Finance Department is responsible for the financial operations and reporting of the City, including the processing of all City payments. Other responsibilities of the department include Utility Billing and Collections, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Property Tax Collection. 

Budgetary Documents & Financial Statements

Property Taxes

Tax bills will be mailed out by mid-December, at which time the Finance Department will be prepared to receipt payments.

DUE TO COVID-19: We are strongly suggesting City Residents use other alternative payment methods than in-person payments. The City has online payment options, mail and two drop boxes located in the front and back of City Hall that are open 24 hours a day. All tax payments will receive a payment receipt returned via mail; along with any refund if applicable.  

 

To access your tax bill information online, view live payment history or print an additional copy,  please visit the Washington County / Ascent Land Records Suite.

  • The full amount or first installment is due by January 31, 2022 to the City of Hartford
  • The second installment is due by July 31, 2022 to the Washington County Treasurer.

Online Property Tax Payments:

Can be made online through Payment Service Network (PSN) or by calling 866-917-7368 (have your bill handy). If paying by credit/debit card, you will be charged a fee of 3.0% of the payment amount. If paying by checking/savings account, you will be charged a $3.30 fee per transaction paid.  PSN Tax Payment Link - Opens in new window

Online PSN Tax Payment    

*PROPERTY TAX  PAYMENT LINK WILL BE DEACTIVATED AT MIDNIGHT ON 1/31/2022.


In Person Property Tax Payments:   

                                                                    

Two Drop Box locations are available 

  • Front Drop Box- Police Department lobby off Main Street 
  • Back Drop Box- City Hall back door entrance off N Johnson Street

Property tax payments can be made in cash or check at the Finance Department on the second floor of City Hall located at 109 N Main Street. Elevator access is located in the back of the building off N Johnson Street. 

Property Tax collection hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:15 pm.

HOLIDAY HOURS:

  • December 23 & 24, 2021 - CLOSED 
  • December 30, 2021 - CLOSED @ 11:15 am
  • December 31, 2021 - CLOSED
  • January 2, 2022 - OPEN                                                                     

Property Tax Bill Explanation:

Property Tax Assessor Link:


EXTERIOR REVALUATION TO BE CONDUCTED IN 2022
The City’s Assessor, Associated Appraisal Consultants, will be conducting a revaluation of all properties in 2022 for the purpose of updating all assessed values to reflect current market conditions. The last time the City’s assessments were updated to market value was in 2018. Based on the assessor’s latest estimates, the City’s assessment level is approximately 25% below recent sale prices.





MAKING UTILITY PAYMENTS ONLINE
To view payment options or to make a Utility Payment please visit Hartford Utilities Website and click on MyAccount. This will allow you to make payments online through Payment Service Network, view your previous bills, and monitor your usage.
Instructions for Creating a MyAccount (PDF)