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 one of two locations:
- P.O. Box 5530, South Norwalk, CT 06856
- Tax Collector's Office, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
Please note: Payments must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019 to be timely. Payments postmarked August 2, 2019 and later will be considered late, and will incur interest charges. Payments postmarked on or before August 1, 2019 are on time, regardless of when they are 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 August 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 do choose to use one of these services, for the second installment payment, we suggest your transaction be processed before July 19, 2019, to ensure your payment reaches us by the August 1, 2019 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 coming due in July 2019 will be set on May 6, 2019. The assessment date (grand list) for these taxes is October 1, 2018. The taxes will be due on July 1, 2019 (first installment), and on January 1, 2020 (second installment). Payments on these taxes cannot be accepted until the mill rates are set on May 6, 2019.
Tax rates for the prior grand list of October 1, 2017 were set in May 2018. Those taxes were due on July 1, 2018, and on January 1, 2019.
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