Pay by Mail
When paying your tax bills by mail, please:
- Write your list number(s) on the back of your check or money order
- Make the check or money order payable to "Tax Collector, City of Norwalk"
- Mail your payment to one of two locations:
- P.O. Box 5530, South Norwalk, CT 06856
- Tax Collector's Office, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
Please note: Payments must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018 to be timely. Payments postmarked August 2, 2018 and later will be considered late, and will incur interest charges. Payments postmarked on or before August 1, 2018 are on time, regardless of when they are received by the tax collector's office. This is per state law.
For the immediately prior installment, the last day to pay was Thursday, February 1, 2018. Payments postmarked on or before that date are considered on time regardless of when they are received. Payments postmarked February 2, 2018 and later are considered late, and incur interest charges. Please read warning below about electronic bill pay / pay by phone services.
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) 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 (if you are expecting your payment to each us by August 1) to ensure your payment reaches us on time.
Receipts & Important Dates
For return of receipts, enclose the entire lower portion of your bill (both coupons) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your tax payment.
Tax bills for the first installment payment, due July 1, 2018, payable by August 1, 2018, will be sent in mid June 2018. Tax rates for these taxes will be set on May 7, 2018. The assessment date (grand list) for these taxes is October 1, 2017. The taxes are due on July 1, 2018, and on January 1, 2019.
Tax rates for the prior grand list (October 1, 2016 assessment date) were set in May 2017. Those taxes were due in July, 2017 and January, 2018. Any outstanding balances on that grand list are now past due.
For More Information
If you are unsure as to the amount you currently owe, please use our e-tax bill look-up or contact the Tax Collector's Office at:
Ph: (203) 854-7731
Fax: (203) 854-7770