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 Monday, August 1, 2022. We accept a postmark of August 1, 2022 or prior for timely payment.
If your payment arrives postmarked August 1 or before, it is considered ON TIME, regardless of when we receive it. If your payment arrives after August 1, and is postmarked after August 1, or if it has no postmark at all and arrives after August 1, it is late. This is state law.
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 of currently due taxes (due July 1, 2022 payable by August 1, 2022) incur 4.5% interest if paid during September 2022, as interest reverts back to the July 1, 2022 due date. Taxpayers now owe interest for 3 months: July through September. This is state law. The interest charge will remain the same through the end of September 2022, but additional charges, including motor vehicle clearance charges, may be added.
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 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 suggested your transaction should have been processed before July 16, 2022, to attempt to ensure your payment reaches us by the August 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 2022 were set on Monday, May 2, 2022. The assessment date (grand list) for these taxes was October 1, 2021. The taxes are due on July 1, 2022 (first installment), and January 1, 2023 (second installment).
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