Pay by Mail

Directions


When paying your tax bills by mail, please:
  1. Write your list number(s) on the back of your check or money order
  2. Make the check or money order payable to "Tax Collector, City of Norwalk"
  3. Mail your payment to:  Tax Collector, City of Norwalk    125 East Avenue   Norwalk CT  06851 

  4.   The last day to pay without interest is Monday, August 1, 2022.  We accept a postmark of August 1, 2022 or prior for timely payment

      If your payment arrives postmarked August 1 or before, it is considered ON TIME, regardless of when we receive it.   If your payment arrives after August 1, and is postmarked after August 1, or if it has no postmark at all and arrives after August 1, it is late.  This is state law. 

If you are paying late, interest is charged at the rate of 1.5% per month, from the due date.  There are no exceptions.

A portion of a month is considered the equivalent of a month.  Interest is not charged per diem (by day).  There also may be other collection fees involved.  Additional motor vehicle collection fees, and lien fees on real estate accounts may accrue depending on when you pay.  Please call ahead, or check online to see what you owe.

First installment payments of last year's taxes made in June, 2022 incur 18% interest, as interest reverts back to the July 1, 2021 due date and taxpayers owe interest for 12 months: July 2021 through June, 2022.  The rate of 18% will carry through June 30, 2022.  Second installment payments made in June 2022 incur 9% interest, as interest reverts back to the January 1, 2022 due date and taxpayers owe for six months - January through June 2022.  The rate of 9% will carry through June 30, 2022. 

 
 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 chose to use one of these services for the second installment payment, we suggest your transaction should have been processed before July 16, 2022, to attempt to ensure your payment reaches us by the August 1, 2022 deadline.  Consider making your payment another way, due to the proximity to the deadline and the risk involved. 
 

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.  We will not return a receipt to you if you do not include a self addressed stamped envelope.
  
Tax rates for taxes due in July 2022 were set on Monday, May 2, 2022.  The assessment date (grand list) for these taxes was October 1, 2021.  The taxes are due on July 1, 2022 (first installment),  and January 1, 2023 (second installment). 


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