Tax Collector

      Office Hours:   Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.   We do not close for lunch.     In case of inclement weather, please call ahead.  We are expected to be open when City Hall is open.  

       Holiday closing:  City Hall  will be closed Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.

       Location:  Room 105, on the first floor (ground level) of Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.   Come in through the main entrance, and go left.   Room 105 is at the end of the hallway, on the right.   The Assessor's office is directly across the hall :  Room 106.
       Main telephone number: (203) 854-7731            Facsimile:  (203) 854-7770

    Tax bills for the July 1, 2019 installment were mailed on June 19, 2019.  


    The last day to pay without interest was Thursday, August 1, 2019.  

    Interest is charged on late payments at the rate of 1.5% per month.   A portion of a month is considered a whole month; interest is not per diem.   Interest for the month of August, 2019 is  3% on the delinquent installment (due July 1, 2019).   Past due statements will be sent in September, 2019 and then again in February 2020, prior to filing lien continuing certificates in March, 2020.
    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 6, 2019, the Board of Estimate and Taxation set the mill rates for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019.  Those rates can be seen by clicking the link below.   These rates generate taxes based  on the Grand List (assessment date) of October 1, 2018.   The new grand list reflects the recent citywide property revaluation.   

    2018 grand list mill rates:

       https://https://www.norwalkct.org/DocumentCenter/View/14464/FYE-2020-Mill-Rates?bidId=
             These taxes come due July 1, 2019, and January 1, 2020,  payable without interest by August 1, 2019,
                and February 3, 2020, because February 1 falls on a Saturday. 

             Taxes may be paid by mail;  in person at our office,  in person at a participating bank branch; on line
            (with a credit card, debit card, or E Check)  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.
           2018 -2019  Approved Operating Budget:      (last year's budget)

           For more information on the new operating budget, please go to the Management & Budgets
            home page:    https://www.norwalkct.org/941/Budgets

          A link to this year's budget will also be posted here when it is available.    A brief summary of the   
      proposed budget for the coming fiscal year a month prior to its adoption can be viewed here :

   "Mayor's DashboardStatistics:  August,  2019:
   
           Current tax collection rate:  98.69% through June 30, 2019.
           Adjusted tax levy on the 2017 grand list:  $325,605,982 (through June 30, 2019)
           Tax Levy on the 2018 grand list (due July 2019 and January 2020):  $331,626,084 (as of July 1, 2019)

   Past Due Statements / Demands : 

     Past due tax statements  will be sent in September 2019 with interest due through Sept. 30, 2019. 

     Liens:  Lien continuing certificates ('tax liens')  for the 2018 grand list will be filed in March of 2020. 

     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.  Our next tax sale is expected to be Monday, July 20, 2020.

       Tax Collector Staff   


 
 

   In case of inclement weather, please check the city website, or call ahead.  If City Hall is open, our office is expected to be open, but in extreme weather, please call ahead to be sure. 
 
   Office Hours : Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  We do not close for lunch. 

   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 
Tax Collector's Office Staff:

Lisa Biagiarelli, Tax Collector
Al C. Palumbo, Jr., Assistant Tax Collector
Cynthia D. Haith, Delinquent Tax Collector
Cindy Mazzone, Senior Cashier
     Transmittals, deposits, lien releases, on line & ACH payment posting, wage garnishments
Jeanette Lopez, Supervisor of Data Records  (* Jeanette habla espanol)
     Escrow account maintenance; adjusted bills / certificates of correction; refunds
Levetta Brantley, Tax Administrative Aide
     Cashiering; DMV issues, collection agency inquiries, customer service issues
Cathy Petrini, Tax Administrative Aide
     Accounts receivable; refunds; bank branch collection processing & reconciliations
Charise Bronson-Haith, Cashier / Clerk
      Cashiering; customer service; posting and recordkeeping 

Click for  2018 Tax Sale List 

​                                          Tax Sale Boards May 2018
tax sale board 

​                                   Tax Sale Boards July 20,  2018
taxsale2018

     The tax sale was held July 23, 2018.  We collected in excess of $5 million through the 2018 tax sale.

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