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, May 27 for Memorial 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, 2019 was the last day to pay without interest.  

    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 for the month of May 2019 will be  7.5% on the delinquent installment (due Jan. 1, 2019).    Past due statements were sent in February, 2019 and showed interest due as of March, 2019, prior to filing lien continuing certificates.
    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 mill rates for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018.  Those rates can be seen by clicking the link below.  These rates generated taxes based  on the Grand List (assessment date) of October 1, 2017.  
             Those taxes were due July 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019,  payable without interest by August 1, 2018,
                 and February 1, 2019. 

             On Monday, May 6, 2019, the Board of Estimate and Taxation will set the mill rates for the fiscal year
                that will begin July 1, 2019.   Those rates will be posted here when they become finalized.

             Taxes may be paid 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 February, 2019 with interest shown as of March, 2019.  

     Liens:  Lien continuing certificates ('tax liens')  for the 2017 grand list were filed on March 26, 2019. 

     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. 

    "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. 

   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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