Tax Collector

    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  will be due July 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019, payable by August 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019.     
              Mill rates:

           2018 -2019  Approved Operating Budget:       

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

  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).  T
axpayers 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.   
  •    Lien continuing certificates ('tax liens') were filed on the Norwalk Land Records on March 16, 2018. 

  •    Tax Sale notices relative to the July 23, 2018 tax sale will be filed on or about May 14, 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.  




           Tax Collector Staff   


       Holiday Closings:  Our office (and City Hall)  will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 for Memorial Day, and Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day.   The tax collector's office  will close at 2 pm on Monday July 23, 2018 in advance of the tax sale.
       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  

    Click for  2016 Tax Sale List 

    The 2018 tax sale will be Monday, July 23, 2018.  Check back here for information when it becomes available. 

    2016 Tax Sale Final Results 

    2016 Tax Sale yields $4.25 million in tax collections; 

    properties deeded to new owners


    Notice Subsequent To Tax Sale - August 17, 2016