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: Tax Collector, City of Norwalk 125 East Avenue Norwalk CT 06851
The last day to pay without interest was Tuesday, February 1, 2022. We accepted a postmark of February 1 or prior for timely payment. If your payment arrived postmarked February 1 or before, it is considered ON TIME, regardless of when we receive it. If your payment arrives after February 1, and is postmarked after February 1 or has no postmark at all, it is late.
If you are paying late, interest is charged at the rate of 1.5% per month, from the due date. There are no exceptions.
A portion of a month is considered the equivalent of a month. Interest is not charged per diem (by day). There also may be other collection fees involved. Additional motor vehicle collection fees, and lien fees on real estate accounts may accrue depending on when you pay. Please call ahead, or check online to see what you owe.
First installment payments made in May, 2022 incur 16.5% interest, as interest reverts back to the July 1, 2021 due date and taxpayers owe interest for 11 months: July 2021 through May 2022. The rate of 16.5% will carry through May 31, 2022, and will increase to 18 % on June 1, 2022. Second installment payments made in May 2022 incur 7.5% interest, as interest reverts back to the January 1, 2022 due date and taxpayers owe for five months - January through May 2022. The rate of 7.5% will carry through May 31, 2022 and increase to 9% on June 1.
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 February 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 chose to use one of these services for the second installment payment, we suggest your transaction should have been processed before January 16, 2022, to attempt to ensure your payment reaches us by the February 1, 2022 deadline. Consider making your payment another way, due to the proximity to the deadline.
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. We will not return a receipt to you if you do not include a self addressed stamped envelope.
Tax rates for taxes due in July 2021 were set on Monday, May 3, 2021. The assessment date (grand list) for these taxes was October 1, 2020. The taxes are due on July 1, 2021 (first installment), and January 1, 2022 (second installment).
The next installment will be due July 1, 2022, payable by Monday August 1, 2022. The rates for those taxes will be set on May 2, 2022. More information will be posted here when it becomes available.
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