- Main telephone number: (203) 854-7731 Facsimile: (203) 854-7770
Tax bills for the January 1, 2019 installment were mailed beginning Dec. 12, and February 1 is the last day on which to pay without interest.
Interest is charged on late payments at the rate of 1.5% per month. Payments made Feb. 2 and later in February will incur 3% interest: 1.5% per month for two months - January and February. A portion of a month is considered a whole month; interest is not per diem.
- You can look up what you owe by clicking the "E-Tax Bill Lookup" on this page under Quick Links (to your right) , or also in the blue margin to your left.
- On May 7, 2018, the Board of Estimate and Taxation set the new mill rates for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018. Those rates can be seen by clicking the link below. These rates will generate taxes based on the Grand List (assessment date) of October 1, 2017.
- Taxes are due July 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019, payable without interest by August 1, 2018, and February 1, 2019. You may pay by mail; in person at our office, in person at a participating bank branch; on line, or over the telephone.
- During the collection period only, if you would like to pay in person at a bank branch, you may bring your most recent bill, and the bank will give you a receipt. Please be sure to bring your most recently received bill with you.
- The easiest way to pay is either by mail, or on line with an "E Check" (electronic check / ACH payment). There is a modest fee of $1.50 for using an E Check.
For federal workers affected by the federal government shutdown: the Connecticut General Assembly passed enabling legislation allowing municipalities the local option of passing a resolution allowing federal workers affected by the shutdown to have an extended grace period for payment of the January 1, 2019 property tax installment. However, the Norwalk Common Council has NOT taken action on this. As of this writing (Jan. 29) it does not appear that the city will be doing so, since the shutdown is now over. At most, it would have extended the grace period to approximately March 25, 2019. For more information, please call and speak with a staff member.
2018 -2019 Approved Operating Budget:
For more information on the operating budget, please go to the Management & Budgets home page.
Past Due Statements / Demands :
Past due tax statements were sent in September 2018 with interest shown through October 31, 2018. Past due statements will be sent again in February, 2019.
Liens: Lien continuing certificates ('tax liens') were filed on the Norwalk Land Records on March 16, 2018. Liens for the 2017 grand list will be filed in mid March 2019.
Tax Sale: The tax sale was held July 23, 2018. The six month redemption period expired on January 23, 2019. Deeds were recorded on January 24, 2019.
"Prepayment" of property tax obligations:
As a consequence of changes made in late 2017 involving the way state and local property taxes will be allowable as deductions ("SALT" deductions) in the federal tax code, many taxpayers had new questions about "prepayment" of tax obligations that came due in calendar year 2018. Taxpayers were welcome to pay their January 1, 2018 installments of their tax obligations in calendar year 2017. However, in 2017, the city did not have the authority to collect tax installments that came due in July 2018 or later. Many taxpayers chose to pay their January 2018 obligations in December 2017, even though the last day to pay without penalty was February 1, 2018. However, we did not accept payments towards future tax obligations (payments due in July 2018 and beyond), as doing so would have conflicted with state law.
Refunds of Excess Payments:
Our office refunds payments made in excess of the amount billed ("overpayments") according to standard procedures. There is a written application form that must be completed and signed, and other information must be provided. If a taxpayer paid in December 2017, and his or her escrow agent subsequently also paid the same bill, the refund was sent to the escrow agent, as that is the payment that 'overpaid' the account. All property tax refunds in excess of $10,000 require legislative approval per the city charter. Please contact a staff member for more information.
- Q & A on Tax Information
- “Where Your Tax Dollar Goes” - FYE 2019
- Tax Collector's Legal Notice, June 2018
- Tax Collector's Legal Notice, December 2018
- Tax Payment Information Policy
- The E Tax Bill look up online is now available
- Important notice about your motor vehicle tax bills
- Business personal property: Declarations were due Nov. 1, 2018 in the Assessor's office. To download a copy of the form to be filed, go to the Norwalk Assessor's page on this website, and search for 2018 personal property declaration. (The form is 8 pages.) There is a penalty assessed for filing after November 1, but it is still in your best interest to file !
Location: Room 105, on the first floor (ground level) of Norwalk City Hall.
Mailing address: Tax Collector, 125 East Avenue Room 105, Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel: (203) 854 - 7731 Facsimile: (203) 854 - 7770
Responsibilities: The tax collector's office is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes and other charges that comprise approximately 90% of the city's operating revenue. The office operates under the authority of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Taxes and charges collected include:
- Real estate taxes
- Motor vehicle taxes
- Business personal property taxes
- Sewer use fees
- Sewer assessment fees, IPP fees, and other city charges
Lisa Biagiarelli, Tax Collector
Click for 2018 Tax Sale List
Tax Sale Boards May 2018
The tax sale was held July 23, 2018. We collected in excess of $5 million through the 2018 tax sale.
- Legal Notice: Second Constructive Notice: Publication June 27, 2018
- Bidding Restrictions for City of Norwalk Officials and Employees
- Tax Sale Minimum Bid List: July 20, 2018
- Boat Slip Drawings
- Legal Notice Subsequent to Tax Sale: September 5, 2018