Tax Collector

      Office Hours:   Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.   We do not close for lunch.       In case of inclement weather, please call ahead.  We are expected to be open when City Hall
      is open.   Location:  Room 105, on the first floor (ground level) of Norwalk City Hall, 125 East
      Avenue, Norwalk,  CT   06851.   
 
       Norwalk City Hall, including the Tax Collector's Office, will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in
       observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
    Main telephone number: (203) 854-7731            Facsimile:  (203) 854-7770

    Tax bills for the January 1, 2019 installment were mailed beginning Dec. 12, and
    February 1 is the last day on which to pay without interest.  

    Interest is charged on late payments at the rate of 1.5% per month.  Payments made Feb. 2 and later in February will incur 3% interest :1.5% per month for two months - January and February.  A portion of a month is considered a whole month; interest is not per diem.
    You can look up what you owe by clicking the "E-Tax Bill Lookup" on this page under Quick Links (to your right) ,  or also in the blue margin to your left.  
    On May 7, 2018, the Board of Estimate and Taxation set the new mill rates for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018.  Those rates can be seen by clicking the link below.  These rates will generate taxes based  on the Grand List (assessment date) of October 1, 2017.  
    Taxes are due July 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019,  payable without interest by August 1, 2018, and February 1, 2019.  You may pay  by mail;  in person at our office,  in person at a participating bank branch;  on line, or over the telephone.   
    During the collection period only, if you would like to pay in person at a bank branch,  you may bring your most recent bill, and the bank will give you a receipt.  Please be sure to bring your most recently received bill with you.   
     The easiest way to pay is either by mail,  or on line with an "E Check" (electronic check / ACH payment).  There is a modest fee of $1.50 for using an E Check. 
              Mill rates: http://norwalkct.org/DocumentCenter/View/13294/FY-2018-19-Approved-Tax-Rates

           2018 -2019  Approved Operating Budget:       
                http://norwalkct.org/DocumentCenter/View/13293/FY-2018-19-Approved-Budget

           For more information on the operating budget,  please go to the Management & Budgets home page.

   Past Due Statements / Demands : 

  Past due tax statements were sent in September 2018 with interest shown through October 31, 2018.   Past due statements will be sent again in February 2019.  

     Liens:  Lien continuing certificates ('tax liens') were filed on the Norwalk Land Records on March 16, 2018.   Liens for the 2017 grand list will be filed in mid March 2019.

     Tax Sale:  The tax sale was held July 23, 2018.  The six month redemption period runs until January 23, 2019.  Deeds will be recorded on January 24, 2019.   Taxpayers whose properties were in the sale who want to redeem their properties should contact our office for payment  information when they are ready to redeem.   Redemption payments must be made with certified bank check or cash,  and will be payable to the successful bidder, not to the City.  Personal checks will not be accepted to redeem tax sale properties.


 
  "Prepayment" of property tax obligations:
 
  As a consequence of changes made in late 2017 involving the way state and local property taxes will be allowable as deductions ("SALT" deductions)  in the federal tax code, many taxpayers had new questions about "prepayment" of tax obligations that came due in calendar year 2018.  Taxpayers were welcome to pay their January 1, 2018 installments of their tax obligations in calendar year 2017.   However, in 2017, the city did not have the authority to collect tax installments that came 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 refunds payments made in excess of the amount billed ("overpayments") according to  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 was sent to the escrow agent, as that is the payment that 'overpaid' the account.  All property tax refunds in excess of $10,000 require legislative approval per the city charter.   Please contact a staff member for more information.  

       Tax Collector Staff   


 
 

   In case of inclement weather, please check the city website, or call ahead.  If City Hall is open, our office is expected to be open, but in extreme weather, please call ahead to be sure. 
 
   Office Hours : Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  We do not close for lunch.   We will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 
Tax Collector's Office Staff:

Lisa Biagiarelli, Tax Collector
Al C. Palumbo, Jr., Assistant Tax Collector
Cynthia D. Haith, Delinquent Tax Collector
Cindy Mazzone, Senior Cashier
     Transmittals, deposits, lien releases, on line & ACH payment posting, wage garnishments
Jeanette Lopez, Supervisor of Data Records  (* Jeanette habla espanol)
     Escrow account maintenance; adjusted bills / certificates of correction; refunds
Levetta Brantley, Tax Administrative Aide
     Cashiering; DMV issues, collection agency inquiries, customer service issues
Cathy Petrini, Tax Administrative Aide
     Accounts receivable; refunds; bank branch collection processing & reconciliations
Charise Bronson-Haith, Cashier / Clerk
      Cashiering; customer service; posting and recordkeeping 

Click for  2018 Tax Sale List 

​                                          Tax Sale Boards May 2018
tax sale board 

​                                   Tax Sale Boards July 20,  2018
taxsale2018

     The tax sale was held July 23, 2018.  We collected in excess of $5 million through the 2018 tax sale.

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