Demand / Delinquent Notices

Tax Collector's Demand

A Tax Collector's Demand is a delinquent notice informing you that as of a given date, our records indicate you owe past due taxes. Interest charges on the statement are calculated through the date shown on the statement. The notice you receive reflects payments posted through a certain date only. 
Demand notices are normally sent in September, and in February.  This year due to COVID 19 they are not being sent until November, 2020.

Demand notices sent in November 2020 show interest due through November 30, 2020.  They were processed on October 14, 2020, so any payments made after that date, as well as any adjustments or changes made after that date, will not be reflected on the notices taxpayers now receive in the mail.  
Demand notices sent in February, 2020 showed interest  due through March 31, 2020,  but gave a pay-by date of March 11, 2020 because lien continuing certificates (tax liens) were filed on March 12.  An additional charge of $24.00 to release the tax lien is added to applicable tax bills after the liens have been filed.   Those notices showed payments posted and adjustments made through February 13, 2020 only.

Lien continuing certificates ('tax liens') were filed on the Norwalk Land Records on March 12, 2020. 
Please note: The term "demand" is prescribed by state statute,  and is not meant to imply rudeness toward you as a taxpayer.

   Collection Methods

 When taxes are not paid in full  by the last day to pay, by state law, it becomes the duty of the collector to proceed with collection enforcement measures,  as prescribed by state statute.

The tax collectors' office reserves the right to enforce collection of taxes by use of any of the following methods, which include but are not limited to: 

    • Denial of building permits
    • Denial or revocation of any license or permit required in the operation of a business, including a health permit
    • Denial or suspension of motor vehicle registration renewals
    • Enforcement of any lien upon real estate by levy and sale (sale of land for taxes), or levy upon and sale of your interest in any real estate as exists at the date of the levy
    • Foreclosure or initiation of suit to collect
    • Garnishment of wages, if judgment therefore had been entered
    • Immobilization of or use of a boot on your vehicle
    • Issuance of an alias tax warrant for collection by marshal or constable
    • Levy against and seizure of any funds on deposit in any bank in this state in accordance with Section 52-367A
    • Levy on any of your taxable goods or chattels, property, and/or assets, and disposal and sale of them in the manner provided in the case of executions
    • Report of past due taxes to a credit bureau
    • Tax lien assignment
    • Other methods as prescribed by state statute
    • Click here to view the Foreclosure Mediation Resources Form