Tax Collector

 
    Norwalk City Hall is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further 
  noticeNonetheless, we will continue providing services, while adhering to physical and social distancing directives.  We are still working, and still processing payments.
  The Tax Collector's Office will be staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday ONLY, from 10 am - 3 pm.  We will have limited staff available to respond to telephone and email inquiries, and to process mailed payments during that time.

  We will be closed and unavailable to respond to inquiries on Mondays and 
 Fridays.  This situation is evolving, and this schedule is subject to change.  

 Other city offices may be on different schedules.  Please call ahead or visit their home pages.

   FOR  NOW, WE  ARE ABLE  TO PROCESS TAX PAYMENTS BY
 MAIL, ON LINE, OR OVER THE TELEPHONE ONLY.    
 
  Make your check payable to "City of Norwalk Tax Collector" and mail to:
   Tax Collector, City of Norwalk   125 East Avenue  Norwalk  CT  06851.

   You may pay online at: www.norwalkct.org\taxcollector .  You may 
 call 1-866-974-8090 to pay by phone.  You may use a debit, credit, or ATM card to
 pay on line or over the phone.  You may also pay online using an electronic check
 ("E check" / ACH payment).   These services are available at any time 24/7.   Our
 website will post updated property tax information DAILY during this crisis.
 
   If you need to look up your tax payment history for income tax purposes, we
 maintain five years of payment history on line on the website, above.

   We expect the State of Connecticut to issue executive orders and directives about future local property tax payment due dates (June / July 2020 and later), and interest charges.   Please refer back to this website for additional information as the situation develops. 
 
      In case of inclement weather, please call ahead. 

      We expect City Hall will be closed Friday, April 10, for Good Friday, and will re open Monday, April 13. 
 This is subject to change.   

      For current, fact-based updates on Covid-19 (Coronavirus),  please visit the Norwalk Department of Health's home page or the banner / link at the top of this website  or www.norwalkct.org/coronavirus 

      You can still pay your taxes on line, or over the telephone, using a credit card, a debit card, an ATM card, or an 'electronic check' (E check) even if you have to stay home.   You can also pay by mail.   Please continue reading on our page for details ("Pay Your Taxes," to the left of this text.)
      
       Tax Collector's Office Location:  Room 105, on the first floor (ground level) of Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.   Come in through the main entrance, and go left.   Room 105 is at the end of the hallway, on the right.   The Assessor's office is directly across the hall:  Room 106.
       Main telephone number: (203) 854-7731            Facsimile:  (203) 854-7770

    Tax bills for the January 1, 2020 installment were mailed beginning December 6, 2019.  
      

    The last day to pay without interest was Monday, February 3, 2020 (because Feb. 1 was a Saturday) 

    Interest is charged on late payments at the rate of 1.5% per month.   A portion of a month is considered a whole month; interest is not per diem.   Interest on first installment payments for the month of February 2020 is 12% (on the installment due July 1, 2019).   Interest on second installment payments for the month of February 2020 is 3% (installment due January 1, 2020).

    Past due statements were sent in September, 2019 and in February 2020, prior to filing lien continuing certificates in March, 2020.   If you wish to avoid placement of a lien, and additional fees to release the lien, your payment must be RECEIVED BY MARCH 11, 2020. 
    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 6, 2019, the Board of Estimate and Taxation set the mill rates for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019.  Those rates can be seen by clicking the link below.   These rates generate taxes based  on the Grand List (assessment date) of October 1, 2018.   The new grand list reflects the recent citywide property revaluation.   

    2018 grand list mill rates:

       https://www.norwalkct.org/DocumentCenter/View/14464/FYE-2020-Mill-Rates?bidId=
             These taxes came due July 1, 2019, and January 1, 2020,  payable without interest by August 1, 2019,
                and February 3, 2020, because February 1 fell on a Saturday. 

             Taxes may be paid by mail;  in person at our office,  in person at a participating bank branch; on line
            (with a credit card, debit card, or E Check)  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.
           2018 -2019  Approved Operating Budget:      (last year's budget)

           For more information on the new operating budget, please go to the Management & Budgets
            home page:    https://www.norwalkct.org/941/Budgets

          A link to this year's budget will also be posted here when it is available.    A brief summary of the   
      proposed budget for the coming fiscal year a month prior to its adoption can be viewed here :

   Past Due Statements / Demands : 

     Past due tax statements (demand notices) are being sent beginning February 20, 2020. 

     Liens:  Lien continuing certificates ('tax liens')  for the 2018 grand list were filed on March 12, 2020. 

     Tax Sale:  The tax sale was held July 23, 2018.  The six month redemption period expired on January 23, 2019.  Deeds were recorded on January 24, 2019.  Our next tax sale is scheduled for Monday, July 20, 2020.

       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. 

   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, CCMC, Esq., Tax Collector
Al C. Palumbo, Jr., CCMC, Assistant Tax Collector
Cynthia D. Haith, CCMC, Delinquent Tax Collector

position currently vacant -  Senior Cashier
     Transmittals, deposits, on line & ACH payment posting, wage garnishments

Jeanette Lopez, CCMC, Supervisor of Data Records  (* Jeanette habla espanol)
     Escrow account maintenance; adjusted bills / certificates of correction; refunds
Cathy Petrini, CCMC,  Tax Administrative Aide
     Accounts receivable; refunds; bank branch collection processing & reconciliations
Charise Bronson Haith,  Tax Administrative Aide
    Cashiering; customer service and DMV issues; lien releases; posting and recordkeeping

- position currently vacant  - 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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