Credit Card and e-Check Payments

August 1, 2017 was the last day to pay currently due taxes.   Tax statements sent in June, 2017 reflected charges due as of July 31, 2017.   Interest is charged on currently due taxes at the rate of 3% during the month of August , 2017.   That amount will go up to 4.5%  in September, 2017.  Taxpayers making payment now  should contact the tax collector’s office, or check the city website, before making their payment to determine exactly what they owe. 

Point & Pay

 

    The City of Norwalk has a service agreement with the company Point and Pay to accept credit card payments online, via telephone at (866) 974-8090, or at the tax collector's office.

     Taxpayers using this service may pay current taxes, delinquent taxes, or sewer use charges.

"Convenience Fees"


    Point and Pay charges taxpayers a convenience fee for processing credit card transactions. The fee is 2.5% of the total due, or a minimum of $2.00, and is disclosed up front. Taxpayers will have the opportunity to back out of the transaction before it is processed.

    The fee for using an E Check (ACH payment) is $1.50.
 
Using Electronic Banking for your transaction: Be informed !  

     If you use electronic banking services, you are responsible for entering your payment information accurately and completely.  Your payment may not being processed if you fail to provide accurate account numbers and other necessary information.  If your payment cannot be processed due to your error or omission, you will be charged a $20 return transaction fee, as if you had a check returned unpaid.  

     Warning about  electronic bill payment / telephone bill pay services:  These services may not mail your payment when you expect them to!   You assume the risk of your  payment arriving late if you choose to use these services.  These payments come to us without a postmark, and because of this, they  must be RECEIVED  BY US before the last day to pay ( on or before August 1/ February 1 ) in order to be considered timely.  Normally the postmark controls, but if there is no postmark, timeliness depends solely upon our receipt of the payment. 

     Please read the instructions and warnings provided by your own bank before using any 'pay by phone' or electronic bill payment service.  Many service providers specifically advise NOT to use the service for tax payments for the reasons given.   If you do choose to use one of these services,  we suggest you process your transaction before July 20, 2017, or January 20, 2018,  to ensure your payment reaches us on time.  


Information regarding motor vehicle taxes and DMV CLEARANCE:

    The Department of Motor Vehicles encourages taxpayers to go online to process transactions in order to avoid waiting in line at the DMV branches.  You can now verify your tax status and other compliance issues with DMV  on line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

    Access the DMV on line here:   www.ct.gov/dmv/online 
 
    If you pay today by credit card through the Point and Pay service portal, either by phone or online, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE IMMEDIATE CLEARANCE FOR DMV.

    If you pay through Point and Pay today, the City will update your account with your payment information on the following business day. You will then be cleared with DMV the morning of the next business day. This means you will not be cleared to register with DMV until TWO BUSINESS DAYS AFTER you make payment through the Point and Pay service.

    Payments made in person today at the tax collector's office window are cleared with DMV overnight. You will be cleared to register with DMV on the following business day.   You will be able to check on line with DMV here:   www.ct.gov/dmv/online
 
    Effective November 2015, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles discontinued the use of the ‘paper' vehicle clearance slip, and the tax collector's release stamp on vehicle registrations. The DMV no longer accepts either paper or stamped releases. This change came about through DMV's initiative, not the City's.

    The best way to avoid problems with compliance at the DMV is to pay your motor vehicle taxes on time, before they are late.


    Note:
If a tax clearance for DMV is needed, please DO NOT USE the E-Check option for method of payment. If you choose to use this method the Tax Collector's Office will not clear you for registration for 30 days, unless a copy of cancelled check or "mini-statement" from your bank is provided to the Tax Collector's office, showing that the check has cleared your account.
 

Online Bill Pay


    To pay your bill online, please click on the link below and select one of the tax types in the menu.
https://client.pointandpay.net/web/CityOfNorwalkCT
 

Paying with Debit & ATM Cards


    Debit and ATM cards may be used for payment of delinquent or current taxes at the tax office window. There is no charge for this payment method when payment is made in person at the Tax Office.
 

For More Information


    For more information about credit card payments, please contact the tax collector's office staff members at (203) 854-7731.