Taxing District Elections

TAXING DISTRICTS


Norwalk contains four Taxing Districts which are political entities with municipal powers, and which elect officers in Municipal Election years. In addition, each Taxing District has an annual business meeting where its voters approve its budget and consider other matters, as specified in its charter.

Taxing District
Location
Council District
Precinct
First
Central Norwalk
A
A1 & A2
Second
South Norwalk
B
B1
Third
East Norwalk
C
C1
Sixth
Rowayton
E
E2

Each of these Taxing Districts constitutes a different voting precinct from the rest of their council district. The sizes, and borders of these Taxing Districts within the council districts, result in considerable differences in precinct size, and in disconnected neighborhoods voting together.

For instance, in Municipal years, the neighborhoods of Harbor View and Wilson Point join with the voters near Brookside School to form precinct E1, which votes at Brookside School. This happens even though these two neighborhoods are not geographically connected, and there are voting locations for other council districts which are closer. Then in State/Federal elections, Harbor View voters are part of a legislative district which votes across the harbor at Marvin School, while Wilson Point voters are part of a legislative district which votes at Rowayton School.

Norwalk’s other “taxing districts” are not political entities and do not elect officers. Homes in different districts receive different city services, such as sewer, water and garbage pick-up. Each district has a different property tax rate, reflecting the charges for the particular mix of services received in the district.