Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tax Address

I just wrote a check to the city tax collector for the second payment on my motor vehicle tax bill. I don't have time or patience to pay in person (the last time I had to stand in that line, I was there for 40 minutes), so I'm paying by mail. The mailing address is a post office box in Hartford. I'm really not sure what to make of that. I'm going to swing by Grand Street, put the check in the mailbox located at the post office, two blocks away from the tax collector's office, and my letter is going to be sent all the way to Hartford before it finally returns to the office two blocks away from the post office I mailed it from.

I'd like to believe there is something logical about this system, but I can't imagine what it might be.


Anonymous said...

It's a "lock box" the city has under contract with a commercial bank.

The check doesn't come back to Waterbury. It's processed directly under an automated system by the city's bank in Hartford making for much quicker deposits.

Online payments are coming in July.

Waterbury Girl said...

Ahhh... inside information! Gracias!