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Yes, we accept credit cards. We also take cash or check. There is an ATM machine located in the Tax Collectors Office (room 106) of City Hall.
Planning and Zoning staff can show you the FEMA maps, and possibly other maps that you can use to determine whether or not your property is within a flood zone.
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It allows individuals to minimize post-flood disaster disruptions and recover more rapidly. For example, homes built to NFIP standards incur less damage from floods. And when floods do cause damages, flood insurance protects the homeowner’s investment, as it did for the more than 200,000 Gulf Coast residents who received more than $23 billion in payments following the 2005 hurricanes.
Mitigation planning also lessens the financial impact on individuals, communities, and society as a whole. For example, a recent study by the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council shows that each dollar spent on mitigation saves society an average of four dollars.
For businesses, we only store one main phone number. For residents, we may have more than one number that belongs to you in the database. Additionally, you may request to have a secondary number be entered into our database for priority calling.
From a technical perspective, we utilize multiple physical and virtual layers of firewalls to maintain data security. ECN only utilizes secure transmissions with its customers. No confidential information is ever transmitted between ECN and its customers using e-mail or FTP, but rather always utilizes either a VPN tunnel or SSL.
Data is hosted in state-of-the-art facilities which require photo identification, thumb-print recognition, keyed access, and are manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week with full-security personnel. All data is encrypted prior to being placed on tape for offsite storage. ECN also retains an external, independent security firm to perform annual security audits.
We may conduct periodic tests to assure that messages are being delivered to numbers in the notification database.
In general, calls are sent to the primary number only, but we also have the ability to call multiple numbers for each resident or business when requested by the resident or business. Please contact the Office of Emergency Management at (203) 854-0238 to provide us with that information.
If, after several attempts the call does not successfully go through, the system will stop attempting to call.
When you receive the next call, say “hello” once, and turn down the volume of your radio / television or press the mute button on your telephone to allow full message delivery.
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The closet office to the City of Norwalk is located at:2 Lafayette Sq.Bridgeport, CTPh: (203) 455-2700 Additional Locations
The City of Norwalk performs background checks on those individuals applying for all positions. While a criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify you, failure to honestly answer questions about criminal convictions constitutes falsification of an application and will automatically disqualify you from consideration by the City of Norwalk now and in the future. Therefore, you need to be sure you honestly and thoroughly complete all questions about criminal convictions.
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We do not accept applications submitted through email, fax, or mail. Only applications submitted through our online recruiting system will be considered. Job Openings
•Special Requirements: Some job announcements include mandatory requirements for licenses, bilingual ability, certificates, etc. A candidate must meet these requirements in order to be considered for the job opening.
FINGERPRINTING HOURS: Tuesday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm Wednesday: 9:30am - 11:30am & 1:30pm -3:30pmPLEASE MOISTURIZE YOUR HANDS FOR SEVERAL DAYS PRIOR TO FINGERPRINTING. Only Norwalk residents or persons requiring fingerprinting for conditions of employment with a business in the City of Norwalk are eligible for fingerprinting. You must present a Photo Identification to be fingerprinted and proof of Norwalk residency such as utility or tax bills if your license does not list a Norwalk address. If fingerprinting is for a Norwalk employer, a letter from the business indicating your employment and purposes of the fingerprinting OR fingerprint cards supplied by the employer are required. The cost of fingerprinting is $ 10.00 cash per person for up to two fingerprint cards. Each additional fingerprint card over two cards is $ 5.00 each. CASH ONLY, No Checks or Credit Cards will be accepted. Come to Norwalk Police Headquarters at 1 Monroe Street, and upon entering the front lobby, go to the left to the Records Division window for assistance. We do not fingerprint for Immigration Applications. Any questions concerning your eligibility for fingerprinting you may contact the Identification Unit at 203-854-3019 or 854-3164.
Instructions and application forms for both businesses and individuals are located under "Forms, Reports & Permits".
If motor vehicle taxes are unpaid, you will be unable to renew vehicle registrations with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), per Connecticut General Statute 14-33. Past due motor vehicle taxes must be paid in full by cash, cashiers' check, money order, MasterCard, VISA, debit card, or ATM card in order to receive DMV clearance. You also must pay a fee of $5 per vehicle, per year in order to be cleared to register at the DMV.
If you pay with an ‘E Check’, you must provide proof your check has cleared your bank before receiving clearance. All DMV clearances are now processed electronically, online, overnight.
If you pay back taxes in person today, your clearance will be processed overnight, and you will be clear to register at DMV the following business day.
If you need a clearance today, and cannot wait for the overnight clearance, you can request an "Express" DMV clearance for an additional fee of $20, payable to the City of Norwalk. This service may not always be available depending on our staffing, as not all staff members have access to the DMV system, and the DMV system may not always be functional and accessible.
If you pay your motor vehicle taxes online or by telephone, you must allow at least TWO business days for the steps that need to be taken to process your payment (first) and submit clearance to DMV (second). All outstanding vehicle taxes in your name, including taxes not yet delinquent, must be paid in full for a release to be issued.
The state of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles encourages taxpayers to try to do transactions on line, when possible, to avoid standing in line at the DMV branches. Access the Department of Motor Vehicles on line from the link on the tax collector's home page. You can check compliance status (property taxes, insurance, emissions, etc.), renew or cancel license plates, change information DMV has on file for you or your vehicles, and more. If you have questions about what you owe, please contact the tax collector's office at (203) 854-7731 or by fax at (203) 854-7770. You may also access your property tax bill online.
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If any of these situations applies to you, you may be entitled to a credit. Contact the assessor's office for information regarding the acceptable forms of proof for the issuance of a credit. Two forms of written proof are required, and you must apply for the credit within a limited time.
The most convenient way to pay your tax bill is by mail. A courtesy reply envelope is included with your tax bill for this purpose. Be sure to write your list numbers on your check. List numbers are shown on your payment coupons.
If you wish to have a receipt returned to you, please send the entire lower portion of your tax bill (both payment coupons) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment. You may expect to receive a receipt back within a few days. We will not send back your receipt if you fail to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. . Payments legibly postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before August 1, 2018 are on time, regardless of when they are received by the Tax Collector's office. For your own benefit, obtain a ‘receipt of mailing’ from the U.S. Postal Service when mailing your payment if you choose to mail your payment close to the deadline.
During the collection period only (from the time new tax bills are mailed through the last day to pay), taxpayers may pay their tax bills at area banks. You do not have to be a customer of the bank in order to pay there.
Taxes are due on July 1, payable without interest by August 1; and then on January 1, payable without interest by February 1. After they are past due (August 2 and February 2) interest is charged at the rate of 1.5% per month from the due date (July 1 or January 1), and a portion of a month is considered a full month. So, on Feb. 2, interest is charged at the rate of 3% on a bill that was due January 1.
Tax statements sent in June 2018 show interest due through July 31, 2018 only. Tax statements sent in December 2018 show interest through January 31, 2019 only.
Taxpayers making payment on past due bills should contact the tax collector’s office, or check the city website, before making their payment, to determine exactly what they owe. Past due notices were sent in February 2018, and will be sent again in September 2018. Lien continuing certificates are filed in mid March.
We encourage all property owners who are interested in the program and believe they are eligible to contact the tax assessor's office at (203) 854-7888 to discuss the tax deferral program with our staff. It is out hope that we can assist you in attaining any and all property tax relief that is available to you and for which you qualify. If there is any question at all that you may have, we encourage you to discuss it with us. Our goal is to help taxpayers remain in their homes and in Norwalk.
Our walk-in office hours are 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on week days, except from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon on Fridays. Some times (such as Monday mornings) tend to be busier than off-peak times, so you may wish to call us in advance at (203) 854-7780. The office is closed from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Appointments are available in the afternoon.