Credit Card and e-Check Payments
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 now owe. Past due amounts CHANGE each calendar month, as interest goes up; and other charges may be added.
Information Regarding Motor Vehicle Taxes and DMV Clearance:
Payments made in person at the Tax Collector's Office are cleared with DMV OVERNIGHT. You will be cleared to register with DMV ON THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS DAY.
You may request an EXPRESS DMV CLEARANCE (IMMEDIATE CLEARANCE / SAME DAY) for an additional $20 fee payable to the City of Norwalk AT THE TIME YOU ARE PAYING YOUR PAST DUE MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES.
This option may not be available if there is a high volume of workload in the office, or if access to the DMV system is not functional at the time of your request.
Effective November 2015, the Connecticut DMV discontinued the use of the paper motor vehicle clearance slip and the tax collector's release 'stamp' on vehicle registrations. The DMV no longer accepts either paper or stamped releases. Everything is done electronically / paperless.
THE BEST WAY TO AVOID PROBLEMS WITH COMPLIANCE AT DMV IS TO PAY YOUR MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES ON TIME - BEFORE THEY ARE DELINQUENT.
You may come to City Hall to pay your property taxes, and you do not need to make an appointment.
Our office is open for in-person payments Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm ONLY. You don't need an appointment and we don't close for lunch. You may pay with a debit, credit or ATM card, cash, or a money order to receive DMV clearance. If you require IMMEDIATE CLEARANCE, there is an additional $20 charge, payable at that time. Otherwise, you will be cleared as noted above.
Enter City Hall through the main entrance, and go to the security station. You do not need an appointment. However: 1. You must wear a mask or face covering that covers your nose and your mouth; 2. You must check in and show identification for contact tracing purposes; 3. You must get your temperature taken; and 4. You must adhere to physical distancing directives.
Invoice Cloud / Online and IVR payments The City of Norwalk has a service agreement with the company Invoice Cloud to accept credit, debit, and ATM card payments online, via telephone at (203) 318-9523, or at the tax collector's office.
Invoice Cloud charges taxpayers a convenience fee for processing credit, debit, and ATM card transactions. The fee is 2.75% 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 fees charged by Invoice Cloud are not refundable.
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 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 chose to use one of these services, we suggest your transaction should be processed at least two weeks before the last day to pay to attempt to ensure your payment reached us before the deadline. That means for the current tax cycle, because April 1, 2021 was the last day to pay (extended grace period), you should have processed your transaction by March 17, 2021.
Link to Online Bill Pay:
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.