(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, December 30, 2022, the City of Norwalk's Tax Collector's Office announced that residents’ regular second installment tax bills from the October 2021, Grand List were mailed out today and that taxpayers have a grace period of up to February 1, 2023, to pay this bill without any penalty. Due to the City's zest for high-quality customer service, in years past, we've mailed these bills out in mid-December.
"The City of Norwalk typically mails these bills out in mid-December, but due to unexpected technical difficulties, we mailed them out today, December 30," said Lisa Biagiarelli, CCMC, Esq., Tax Collector for the City of Norwalk. "We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause taxpayers but want to remind everyone that they have until February 1, 2023, to pay this bill without interest or penalty either online, by mail, in person at City Hall, over the phone or by visiting one of the ten local banks in our network."
The first installment bills from the October 2021 Grand List were mailed to residents in June of 2022. The second installment bills mailed out today include real estate and personal property tax bills and sewer use charges in excess of $100.
While the notice that taxpayers will receive in the mail states that such taxes are due and payable by January 1, 2023, the City wants to emphasize that the bill also notes how individuals have a grace period of up until Wednesday, February 1, 2023, to pay without penalty.
Recipients have five ways to pay this bill by February 1, 2023 and can pay prior to receiving their bill in the mail. They can pay this bill online, over the phone, by mail, in person at City Hall or by going to one of 10 local banks in person.
Payments legibly postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before February 1, 2023, are considered on time regardless of when they are received by the Tax Collector's Office. Payments received February 2, 2023, and later, including payments postmarked February 2, 2023, are considered past due. The minimum interest charge is $2 on each tax bill. Late payments will be subject to interest penalty for the months of January and February at the rate of one- and one-half percent per month or fraction thereof, 18 percent per annum, due to the payment due date (January 1, 2023) of the tax, as required by Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-130, 145 and 146.
If you do not receive a bill for which you are responsible, contact the Tax Collector's Office before February 1, 2023, or look up your tax bill online. You may look up your taxes by name, property location, parcel ID number, or customer ID number at http://nwlk.norwalkct.org/etaxbill/
Furthermore, regular motor vehicle tax bills were due in a single installment in July 2022, as were all bills less than $100. Supplemental motor vehicle tax bills for vehicles newly registered between October 2, 2021 – July 31, 2022 (first-time registration, no registration renewed) will be due in a single installment at a later date that will be determined by the Board of Estimate and Taxation. These bills will have an extended due date due to a delay in mailing.
For further information, please visit www.norwalkct.org/taxcollector. For any questions regarding assessments, exemptions, elderly or disabled tax credits, or improper motor vehicle tax billings, please don't hesitate to contact the Tax Assessors Office at (203) 854-7888.