- If you are looking for information on how much you paid in Norwalk property taxes during the past calendar year for purposes of including this information on your federal or state income tax forms, please note the following:
Lien continuing certificates ('tax liens') were filed on the Norwalk Land Records on March 16, 2018.
NEW: "Prepayment" of property tax obligations:
As a consequence of recent changes in the way state and local property taxes may be allowable as deductions in the federal tax code, many taxpayers had new questions about "prepayment" of tax obligations that come due in 2018. Taxpayers were welcome to pay their January 1, 2018 installments of their tax obligations in calendar year 2017. However, the city did not have the authority to collect tax installments that will come due in July 2018 or later. Many taxpayers chose to pay their January 2018 obligations in December 2017, even though the last day to pay without penalty was February 1, 2018. However, we did not accept payments towards future tax obligations (payments due in July 2018 and beyond), as doing so would have conflicted with state law.
Refunds of Excess Payments: Our office is in the process of refunding payments made in excess of the amount billed ("overpayments") according to our standard procedures. There is a written application form that must be completed and signed, and other information must be provided. If a taxpayer paid in December 2017, and his or her escrow agent subsequently also paid the same bill, the refund will be directed to the escrow agent, as that is the payment that 'overpaid' the account. Refunds in excess of $10,000 require legislative approval, and may take longer to process. Please contact a staff member for more information.
Q & A on Tax Information
* You can look up five years of tax payment history by clicking the "E Tax Bill Lookup" link to your right under "Quick Links" on this page. Please search by "Tax Payment HISTORY, " not by "Tax Bill."
* All of our tax payment history is available on line to you, at no charge, 24 hours a day seven days a week. If you still wish for us to research your payment history for you, we will do so, but there is a charge for the service. The information will be provided to you in writing to ensure accuracy. We are not able to provide this information over the telephone out of concern for transcription or interpretation errors. The volume of these requests, and the priority of our main collection work, may necessitate our doing tax research after hours. Please also note you can sometimes find your own information by reviewing your checkbook register and / or statements sent to you by your escrow agent (if your tax payments are made from an escrow account), or by locating the receipts that we provided to you when your payment was made.
* If you lease a vehicle, it will not be possible for you to use the on line lookup. Anti stalking protections require the City to hide or mask certain motor vehicle information that is exempt from standard freedom of information rules. If you lease a vehicle and need to know what was paid in property taxes please contact a staff member and we will search it for you. You will not be charged for this service.
Past Due Statements / Demands :
Past due tax statements sent in February 2018 showed charges, including interest, due through March 15, 2018 only. These mailed statements reflected payments and adjustments made through February 16, 2018 only (the day they were produced). Taxpayers making payment now should contact the tax collector’s office, or check the city website, before making their payment, to determine exactly what they owe.
- “Where Your Tax Dollar Goes” - FYE 2018
- Tax Collector's Legal Notice, January 2018
- Tax Payment Information Policy
- The E Tax Bill look up online is now available.
- Important notice about your motor vehicle tax bills
Holiday Closings: Our office (and City Hall) will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 for Memorial Day.
Location: Room 105, on the first floor (ground level) of Norwalk City Hall.
Mailing address: Tax Collector, 125 East Avenue Room 105, Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel: (203) 854 - 7731 Facsimile: (203) 854 - 7770
Responsibilities: The tax collector's office is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes and other charges that comprise approximately 90% of the city's operating revenue. The office operates under the authority of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Taxes and charges collected include:
- Real estate taxes
- Motor vehicle taxes
- Business personal property taxes
- Sewer use fees
- Sewer assessment fees, IPP fees, and other city charges