12/29/2020 - Taxpayers Required to File Application to Defer Property Tax Payments

For Immediate Release
January 5, 2021

Darien Taxpayers Required to File Application to Defer Property Tax Payments

In order to clarify previously misleading published headlines, Tax Collector Kathy Larkins stated that taxpayers must file an application with the Darien Tax Collector’s Office in order to get extended time to pay the January 2021 property taxes. This application may be found on the Tax Collector’s page on the Town of Darien website ( and requires applicants to attest to a loss of income as a result of COVID-19.  Landlords, in addition to the application, are required to provide documentation proving property has suffered a significant revenue decline or documentation proving commensurate forbearance was offered to the tenants or lessees.  Questions should be directed to Kathy Larkins.

For Immediate Release
December 29, 2020

First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and Tax Collector Kathy Larkins are pleased to announce the availability of additional tax relief for local taxpayers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  On December 28, 2020 the Darien Representative Town Meeting adopted resolution 20-27 which approved the extended benefits as per Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 9R as it applies to tax deadlines and collection efforts for tax bills due and payable on January 1, 2021 with eligibility criteria as set forth by the Office of Policy and Management.  In order to qualify for this program, eligible taxpayers, businesses, nonprofits and residents are those that “attest to or document significant economic impact by COVID-19, and/or those that document they are providing relief to those significantly affected by COVID-19” through an application process.

Residents and business owners may obtain the application form on the Town’s website at   The application deadline is February 1, 2021.

Eligible taxpayers will be able to defer the payment of the following bills issued by the Darien Tax Office with an original due date of January 1, 2021 for an additional 60 days without interest or penalties:

              Bill Type                                                             Last Day to Pay

             January Installment of Property Taxes               April 1, 2021

             Supplemental Motor Vehicle Taxes                    April 1, 2021

            January C-Pace Loan Payment                          April 1, 2021

Outstanding balances not paid by April 1, 2021 will be subject to interest of 1 ½ % per month retroactive to January 1, 2021 (ie:  6%).

Questions should be directed to Kathy Larkins who can be reached as follows:

                            Phone (203)656-7315