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Yes, we accept all major credit cards and checks.
Planning and Zoning staff can show you the FEMA maps, and possibly other maps that you can use to determine whether or not your property is within a flood zone.
View FEMA flood map - interactive View FEMA flood map (PDF)
Please view the following document for yard waste collection schedule & guidelines.
The Yard Waste Site is located at: 15 S. Smith St. Norwalk, CT 06851
The Norwalk Transfer Station is located at: 61 Crescent St. Norwalk, CT 06851
The Disposal Pass is required at the Norwalk Transfer Station and Yard Waste Site, please see additional information on webpage for Disposal Pass.
Please call Customer Service at 203-854-3200 to request your first recycling cart.
Additional recycling carts can be purchased for $65 from City Carting:30 Meadow StreetNorwalk, CT 06851
Residents can recycle old or used electronics at the Norwalk Transfer Station:61 Crescent St.Norwalk, CT 06851
The Notify Norwalk service allows authorized civic leaders to create and rapidly disseminate time-sensitive messages to every telephone number stored in the notification database. With the Notify Norwalk service, authorized users can send thousands of messages in minutes.
It allows individuals to minimize post-flood disaster disruptions and recover more rapidly. For example, homes built to NFIP standards incur less damage from floods. And when floods do cause damages, flood insurance protects the homeowner’s investment, as it did for the more than 200,000 Gulf Coast residents who received more than $23 billion in payments following the 2005 hurricanes.
Mitigation planning also lessens the financial impact on individuals, communities, and society as a whole. For example, a recent study by the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council shows that each dollar spent on mitigation saves society an average of four dollars.
For businesses, we only store one main phone number. For residents, we may have more than one number that belongs to you in the database. Additionally, you may request to have a secondary number be entered into our database for priority calling.
Notify Norwalk is a service provided by Emergency Communication Network (ECN). This company takes security and privacy concerns very seriously and does not sell, trade, lease, or loan any data about our clients to any third party. From a technical perspective, we utilize multiple physical and virtual layers of firewalls to maintain data security. ECN only utilizes secure transmissions with its customers. No confidential information is ever transmitted between ECN and its customers using e-mail or FTP, but rather always utilizes either a VPN tunnel or SSL. Data is hosted in state-of-the-art facilities which require photo identification, thumb-print recognition, keyed access, and are manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week with full-security personnel. All data is encrypted prior to being placed on tape for offsite storage. ECN also retains an external, independent security firm to perform annual security audits.
We may conduct periodic tests to assure that messages are being delivered to numbers in the notification database.
In general, calls are sent to the primary number only, but we also have the ability to call multiple numbers for each resident or business when requested by the resident or business. Please contact the Office of Emergency Management at (203) 854-0238 to provide us with that information.
If, after several attempts the call does not successfully go through, the system will stop attempting to call.
When you receive the next call, say “hello” once, and turn down the volume of your radio / television or press the mute button on your telephone to allow full message delivery.
Click on the oil tank lookup to find more information.
Please view the following document for yard waste guidelines.
The Yard Waste Site is located at:15 S. Smith St.Norwalk, CT 06851
The Norwalk Transfer Station is located at:61 Crescent St.Norwalk, CT 06851
The Disposal Pass is required at the Norwalk Transfer Station and Yard Waste Site, please see additional information on webpage for Disposal Pass.
The City of Norwalk has two grant processes for nonprofit organizations. The first is administered through Norwalk’s Finance Department. Contact Director of Management and Budgets Angela Fogel at (203) 854-7708 for more information. The second grant process is the CDBG Program, administered by the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency. Contact Contact Lori Guttman at (203) 854-7810 ext. 46781 for more information.
The Health Department tests well water (not city water) for bacteria only on a fee-for-service basis. Tests for chemicals or other elements must be done by a private laboratory.
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The Norwalk Museum is located in the old city hall building at the intersection of North Main and Marshall Street, in South Norwalk at: 41 N. Main St. South Norwalk, CT 06854
Yes, the museum is handicap-accessible. Please park in the parking lot off Marshall Street, behind the museum building and enter up the ramp, located on the left rear side of the building. Please use the call box and follow the directions to be buzzed in. There are handicap-accessible bathrooms and an elevator.
The museum parking lot is located off Marshall Street and behind the building. The parking is free but with limited parking spots. In the area, you may also park at the municipal Webster Street Parking or the Maritime Parking Garage - both are near the Museum.
Unemployment claims are processed through the Connecticut Department of Labor. Submit an unemployment claim.
The closet office to the City of Norwalk is located at: 2 Lafayette Sq. Bridgeport, CT Ph: (203) 455-2700
The City of Norwalk performs background checks on those individuals applying for all positions. While a criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify you, failure to honestly answer questions about criminal convictions constitutes falsification of an application and will automatically disqualify you from consideration by the City of Norwalk now and in the future. Therefore, you need to be sure you honestly and thoroughly complete all questions about criminal convictions.
You are welcome to come to Personnel department, 125 East Avenue, Room 123 where staff will work with you to create an online application. Also, if you are a first time user you may want to print the application instructions, which provides illustrated step-by-step instructions.
NeoGov is best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. If you are using Firefox or other browsers you may experience intermittent problems when used on our site. Mac users should try other browsers like Internet Explorer 5.1 for the Mac or Safari.
If you still need assistance after trying Internet Explorer, please call NeoGov at 888-NEOGOV1 or 888-636-4681.
Shortly after you have submitted your application, you should receive an email stating we have received your application. If you do not, you can log back into your account and click on the “Application Status”. You will see the positions you have applied for with the City of Norwalk. If you do not see the application listed, you need to try to submit again.
We do not accept applications submitted through email, fax, or mail. Only applications submitted through our online recruiting system will be considered. Job Openings
Once you have submitted your application, you can view the status at any time by logging into your account. Once you have logged in, click on “Application Status”.
•Special Requirements: Some job announcements include mandatory requirements for licenses, bilingual ability, certificates, etc. A candidate must meet these requirements in order to be considered for the job opening.
The records unit should be contacted for copies of police reports. They maintain copies of all reports and will provide copies as requested according to law. The Records Unit window is in the front lobby of police headquarters at 1 Monroe Street. The window will reopen starting June 23, 2020, Tuesday - Thursday from 9:30am 12:00pm and 1:00pm- 4:00pm by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Most accident reports can also be obtained online for an additional fee on the following website. (If purchasing online, please enter the full digit case number including leading zeroes. Ie. 160000XXXX NOT 16-XXXX.
Records appointments can be scheduled through the online appointment system.
The Norwalk Police Department only issues Temporary State of Connecticut Pistol Permits for bona fide permanent residents of the City of Norwalk. If you own a business in the City of Norwalk but reside outside the City of Norwalk, you must apply in the town of your residence for a State of Connecticut Pistol Permit. If you own a business in the City of Norwalk but reside outside the State of Connecticut, you must apply to the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a Non-Resident Pistol Permit. They can be reached at (860) 685-8290 or www.ct.gov/despp.
PISTOL PERMITS - Will not be accepted if Incomplete, not Notarized, missing required documents or photo. You will need to reschedule an appointment.
Executive Order 7E(3) – extends the “60 Day Temporary Pistol Permit” expiration by 90 additional days for a Total of 150 Days from date signed.
Click on link to view "Invalid NRA Certificate" example. This certificate has not been accepted since 2016.
Fingerprinting Online Scheduling
Fingerprinting Online Scheduling==========================================================================================
TUESDAY: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
WEDNESDAY: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come to the lobby of Police Headquarters at 1 Monroe Street for fingerprinting.
Fingerprinting is scheduled via an online appointment system. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
CLICK TO REVIEW HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR FINGERPRINT CARDS
Winter Weather Policy: Fingerprinting is CANCELED when Norwalk Public Schools are CLOSED.Morning session is CANCELED if the Norwalk Public Schools have a DELAYED OPENING.Afternoon session is CANCELED if the Norwalk Public Schools have an EARLY DISMISSAL.
PLEASE MOISTURIZE YOUR HANDS FOR SEVERAL DAYS PRIOR TO FINGERPRINTING. Only Norwalk residents or persons requiring fingerprinting for conditions of employment with a business in the City of Norwalk are eligible for fingerprinting. You must present a Photo Identification to be fingerprinted and proof of Norwalk residency such as utility or tax bills if your license does not list a Norwalk address. If fingerprinting is for a Norwalk employer, a letter from the business indicating your employment and purposes of the fingerprinting OR fingerprint cards supplied by the employer are required. The cost of fingerprinting is $ 10.00 cash per person for up to two fingerprint cards. Each additional fingerprint card over two cards is $ 5.00 each. Cash or Credit/Debit Cards will be accepted. Come to Norwalk Police Headquarters at 1 Monroe Street, and upon entering the front lobby, go to the left to the Records Division window for assistance. We do not fingerprint for Immigration Applications. Any questions concerning your eligibility for fingerprinting you may contact the Identification Unit at 203-854-3019 or 854-3164.
Request must be in writing and include $29 per CD (which holds up to 250 photos). Request must include case number, date of incident, type of incident, and check payable to the City of Norwalk. Mail request to: Records Division - Norwalk Police Department One Monroe Street Norwalk, CT 06854 - (203) 854-3151.
Instructions and application forms for both businesses and individuals are located under "Forms, Reports & Permits".
Phase 2 of our reopening plan began on June 17th. Please click on the link below to view the rules and regulations for Calf Pasture Beach and Shady Beach .
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Due to COVID-19 and current social distancing regulations- the 4th of July fireworks have been cancelled.
The Recreation and Parks department walk up window at City Hall is open from 8:30 am to 3pm, Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
PLEASE NOTE: In response to COVID-19, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles has modified in-person visits at all of their branches.
Certain deadlines are being extended, and customers are encouraged to conduct transactions online. Motor vehicle registrations must be renewed by mail or online.
If motor vehicle taxes are unpaid, you will be unable to renew vehicle, snowmobile, or vessel registrations with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), per Connecticut General Statute 14-33. Past due motor vehicle taxes must be paid in full by cash, cashiers’ check, money order, MasterCard, VISA, debit card, or ATM card in order to receive DMV clearance. You also must pay a fee of $5 per vehicle, per year in order to be cleared to register at the DMV.
If you pay with an ‘E Check’, you must provide proof your check has cleared your bank before receiving clearance. All DMV clearances are now processed electronically, online, overnight.
The Tax Collector’s Office has a payment station for in person payments, open Monday through Friday from 9 am - 1 pm in the City Hall Lobby. It is located to your right immediately upon entering the lobby, before you reach the security station. If you pay your back taxes in person today, your clearance will be processed overnight, and you would be clear to register at DMV the following business day. Cash is NOT accepted at this payment station. No appointment is needed - first come, first served.
If you need a clearance today: please note that due to our limited staffing and our current collection work, this might not be possible. However: 1.) If we are able to assist you, we can tell you what you owe; 2.) you can pay at our window, go on line, or call our payment line and make your payment; 3.) then, you can call us back, we can verify your payment, and; 4.) if we are able to access the DMV system, we can clear you. We will charge you an additional fee of $20, payable to the City of Norwalk, for "Express" DMV clearance. This fee is added if and only if you request immediate clearance, and we are able to provide it to you. This service may not always be available depending on our staffing, and the DMV system may not always be accessible.
The best way to avoid problems and issues with DMV is to pay your motor vehicle taxes on time, when they are due.
If you can wait a few days: You can pay your motor vehicle taxes online or by telephone, and you will be cleared within two or three business days. You must allow at least two business days for the steps that need to be taken to process your payment (first) and submit clearance to DMV (second).
All outstanding vehicle taxes in your name, including taxes not yet delinquent, must be paid in full for a release to be issued.
If you have questions, please call us at the number below.
The state of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles encourages taxpayers to try to do transactions on line. Access the Department of Motor Vehicles on line from the link on the tax collector’s home page. You can check compliance status (property taxes, insurance, emissions, etc.), renew or cancel license plates, change information DMV has on file for you or your vehicles, and more.
If you have questions about what you owe, please contact the tax collector’s office at (203) 854-7731 or by fax at (203) 854-7770. You may also access your property tax records on line by clicking the E Tax Bill link. During the COVID-19 shut downs, our website is being updated daily instead of weekly.
View additional methods for paying your taxes.
If you are being billed improperly for a motor vehicle you MUST contact the Assessor’s Office. The Tax Collector’s Office CANNOT make adjustments for you. This is handled by a different division. Please do not come to the payment station to attempt to deal with this issue. Our staff will NOT be able to help you with this.
You MUST contact the Assessor’s Office at (203) 854-7888, or by fax at (203) 854-7986. Do not ignore your bill. Even if your vehicle has been:
If any of these situations applies to you, you may be entitled to a credit. Contact the assessor’s office for information regarding the acceptable forms of proof for the issuance of a credit. Two forms of written proof are required, and you must apply for the credit within a limited time.
Please note that due to COVID 19 restrictions you may have to present your paperwork and then wait up to several days for a response from city staff. Please note, this CANNOT be handled by the tax collector’s staff at the payment station. You will be provided contact information and referred to the Assessor’s Office.
The easiest, most convenient, most economical, and most reliable way to make your tax payment in the time of COVID-19 restrictions is by E Check (Electronic Check / ACH payment). This can be done online or over the telephone. There is a modest charge of only $0.95 for paying by E Check. No actual check writing; no stamp, trips to the mailbox, no paper. Avoid the anxiety and delay of mailing your payment. The payment is secure and timely. The fee for an E Check is usually less than the fees incurred when using a credit, debit or ATM card to pay. Go to the following link: https://www.invoicecloud.com/cityofnorwalkct or call (203) 318-9523.
In response to COVID-19, most offices in Norwalk City Hall are open by appointment only, but the tax collector’s office is processing in person transactions at a payment station located in the entrance of the City Hall Lobby. It is staffed Monday through Friday, 9 am - 1 pm only, and NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED. The only restriction is that cash is not accepted. Payments may be made by credit card, debit card, ATM card, check, or money order. Please check back for updates.
You may still make your payment by mail. A courtesy reply envelope is included with your tax bill if you wish to pay by mail, or you may send your payment to: Tax Collector, City of Norwalk, PO Box 5530, South Norwalk CT 06856. Be sure to write your list numbers on your check. List numbers are shown on your payment coupons. If you wish to have a receipt returned to you, please send the entire lower portion of your tax bill (both payment coupons) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment. You may expect to receive a receipt back within a few days. We will not send back your receipt if you fail to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Payments legibly postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before Thursday, October 1, 2020 were on time, regardless of when they are received by the Tax Collector’s office. For your own benefit, obtain a ‘receipt of mailing’ from the U.S. Postal Service when mailing your payment if you choose to mail your payment close to the deadline.
Pay your bill anytime, anywhere - online or telephone payments with a credit, debit, or ATM card. As noted above, for a modest fee of $0.95, you may pay by ACH payment (E Check) from our website or by phone. This affords you the certainty that your payment has been received, eliminates anxiety and worry about mail delivery, eliminates the burden of going to city hall or one of the local banks to pay in person, and allows you to process the transaction at a time that is convenient to you.
There are additional non-refundable fees charged by our payment provider, Invoice Cloud, for securely processing credit, debit and ATM card payments. Fees are 2.95% of the total, and are always disclosed up front.
To pay by credit, debit, or ATM card, or by E Check, call (203) 318-9523, or go to : https://www.invoicecloud.com/cityofnorwalkct
Beginning in December 2020, taxpayers may once again choose to pay their tax bills in person at area banks. You do not have to be a customer of the bank in order to pay there, and there is no charge to you for this service. This service is provided subject to the bank branches’ ability to transact business due to COVID-19. Service may be limited to drive through service, or there may be other limitations, depending on the branch. For this collection period (summer of 2020), this service ENDED on Monday August 3. We hope to be able to offer it again in the future. Check back here for updates.
The first installment was due on July 1, 2020. This year, in response to COVID 19, most taxpayers were offered an extended grace period and had until October 1, 2020 to pay without interest. During the month of December 2020, 9% interest is charged: 1.5% per month from the due date of July 1. A portion of a month is considered a full month. Accordingly, for the entire month of December 2020, interest is charged at the rate of 9% (six months x 1.5% per month). That rate remains valid through December 31, 2020.
Tax statements sent in June 2020 showed interest due through September 30, 2020 (if applicable), and payments and adjustments posted as of June 4, 2020 only.
Taxpayers making payment on past due bills should now contact the tax collector’s office, or check the city website, before making their payment, to determine exactly what they owe. Past due notices are usually sent in September and in February. Lien continuing certificates are filed in mid March. This year, due to the extended grace period, past due notices were sent in November. Past due notices sent in November 2020 were run on October 14, 2020, so payments made since that date will not be reflected on the statements taxpayers received in the mail in November 2020.
Earlier this year, prior to COVID 19, past due notices were mailed beginning February 20, 2020 with interest valid through March 31, 2020, but had a ’pay by’ date of March 11, 2020, because liens were filed on March 12, 2020. There is now an additional charge of $24 to release the lien filed on applicable tax bills for payments received after March 11, 2020. Demand notices sent in February 2020 showed payments posted through February 13, 2020 only.
Interest is charged on all late payments regardless of the reason. As owners of property, taxpayers are responsible for paying taxes when they are due, regardless of whether or not a tax bill is received in the mail. For additional information about these specifics, please refer to the tax collector’s legal notices published on the tax collector’s home page.
We encourage all property owners who are interested in the program and believe they are eligible to contact the tax assessor's office at (203) 854-7888 to discuss the tax deferral program with our staff. It is out hope that we can assist you in attaining any and all property tax relief that is available to you and for which you qualify. If there is any question at all that you may have, we encourage you to discuss it with us. Our goal is to help taxpayers remain in their homes and in Norwalk.
Our walk-in office hours are 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on week days, except from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon on Fridays. Some times (such as Monday mornings) tend to be busier than off-peak times, so you may wish to call us in advance at (203) 854-7780. The office is closed from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Appointments are available in the afternoon.