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
Tax bills were mailed beginning on June 21, 2021. The last day to pay without interest was Monday, August 2, 2021 (because August 1 fell on a Sunday). We accepted a postmark of August 2 or prior for timely payment. If your payment arrived postmarked August 2 or before, it was considered ON TIME, regardless of when we received it.
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 October, 2021 incur 6% interest, as interest reverts back to the July 1, 2021 due date. During the month of October, taxpayers will owe interest for 4 months: July through October. The rate of 6% will carry through October 31, 2021, and will increase to 7.5% on November 1, 2021.
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 August 2) 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 be processed before January 16, 2022, to attempt to ensure your payment reaches us by the February 1, 2022 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 last day to pay the second installment will be Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
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