Norwalk taxpayers have until Tuesday, February 1, 2022, to pay their property tax bills for real estate, motor vehicle, and business personal property taxes, and sewer use charges, without interest penalty. These bills were due January 1, 2022, and reflect the second installment of charges due on the grand list assessed as of October 1, 2020. Bills were mailed to Norwalk taxpayers the week of December 20, 2021.
The Tax Collector’s Office on the first floor of City Hall is open for in person payments Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The office does not close for lunch. Masks that cover the nose and the mouth must be worn within Norwalk City Hall.
Taxpayers may pay taxes in person at one of 10 Norwalk bank branch locations of the following banks: Bankwell; Fairfield County Bank; Norwalk Bank & Trust; M & T Bank; Patriot Bank; and Webster Bank. There is no charge for the service, and the taxpayer does not need to be a customer of the bank to walk in and pay there, but they must bring a current tax bill. The banks will accept payments only through the morning of Tuesday, February 1.
Mailed payments legibly postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before February 1 are timely regardless of when they are received by the tax collector’s office.
Taxpayers may use a credit card, debit card, ATM card, or E Check (ACH payment / electronic check) to securely and safely pay online or over the telephone. Visit the City of Norwalk’s web site, www.norwalkct.org and navigate to the Tax Collector’s home page. They may also call (203) 318-9523 and pay over the telephone. Credit, debit, and ATM cards may also be used to pay in person at City Hall. ACH payments (‘E Check’) payments made online incur a modest additional flat fee of only $1.25. Fees for using credit and debit cards are usually higher, and are based on the dollar amount of the tax. All fees are disclosed up front, and taxpayers have the opportunity to review the fees and back out of the transaction.
Interest on late payments will be charged at the rate of 3% beginning on February 2. This represents 1.5 % per month for two months, January and February. This rate will remain the same until February 28, 2022.
Taxpayers who are unsure about what they owe may look up their taxes on the city’s website. Taxpayers also may research what they paid in prior years for income tax purposes; the city maintains five years of tax payment history through the “E Tax Bill Lookup” feature.
Failure to have received a tax bill does NOT exempt the taxpayer from interest charges. Interest is charged on all late payments, with absolutely no exception, in accordance with state law.