Pay by Mail
When paying your tax bills by mail, please:
- Write your list number(s) on the back of your check or money order
- Make the check or money order payable to "Tax Collector, City of Norwalk"
- Mail your payment to: Tax Collector, City of Norwalk 125 East Avenue Norwalk CT 06851
First installment payments needed to be legibly postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before Thursday, October 1, 2020 to be timely. First installment payments not eligible for the extended grace period needed to be legibly postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before Monday, August 3, 2020.
Payments being made during the month of December 2020 will incur 9% interest, as interest reverts back to the July 1 due date. Interest is charged at the rate of 1.5% per month from the due date. Thus, taxpayers will owe six months' interest - July through December, inclusive. A portion of a month is considered the equivalent of a month. 1.5% x 6 months = 9%. This rate is valid through December 31, 2020. Interest is not charged per diem.
There also may be other collection fees involved, particularly with regard to motor vehicle taxes, so please call ahead or check online to see what you owe.
Payments postmarked on or before October 1, 2020 were on time, regardless of when received by the tax collector's office. This is per state law. Please read warning below about electronic bill pay / pay by phone services.
Warning about electronic bill payment / telephone bill pay services: These services may not mail your payment when you expect them to! You assume the risk of your payment arriving late if you choose to use these services. These payments come to us without a postmark, and because of this, they must be RECEIVED BY US before the last day to pay (on or before October 1) in order to be considered timely. Normally, the postmark controls, but if there is no postmark, timeliness depends solely upon our receipt of the payment.
Please read the instructions and warnings provided by your own bank before using any 'pay by phone' or electronic bill payment service. Many service providers specifically advise NOT to use the service for tax payments for the reasons given. If you chose to use one of these services, for the second installment payment, we suggested your transaction be processed before September 15, 2020, to attempt to ensure your payment reached us by the October 1, 2020 deadline.
Receipts & Important Dates
For return of receipts, enclose the entire lower portion of your bill (both coupons) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your tax payment.
Tax rates for taxes due in July 2020 were finalized on June 1, 2020 based on information presented at a meeting held on May 4, 2020. The assessment date (grand list) for these taxes was October 1, 2019. The taxes are due on July 1, 2020 (first installment), and on January 1, 2021 (second installment). Bills for the first installment were mailed on June 18, 2020, and bills for the second installment will be mailed in mid December 2020.
Tax rates for the prior grand list of October 1, 2018 were set in May 2019. Those taxes were due on July 1, 2019, and on January 1, 2020.
Tax rates for the upcoming year's grand list of October 1, 2020 will be set on May 3, 2021. Those taxes will come due on July 1, 2021, and on January 1, 2022.
For More Information
If you are unsure as to the amount you currently owe, please use our e-tax bill look-up or contact the Tax Collector's Office at:
Ph: (203) 854-7731
Fax: (203) 854-7770