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
Second installment payments must be legibly postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before MONDAY, February 3, 2020 to be timely. (This is because February 1 falls on a Saturday - you have until the next business day.)
Payments postmarked February 4 and later are considered late, and will incur interest charges. Payments postmarked on or before February 3, 2020 are 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 February 3) 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 January 17, 2020, to attempt to ensure your payment reaches us by the February 3, 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 coming due in July 2019 were set on May 6, 2019. The assessment date (grand list) for these taxes is October 1, 2018. The taxes are due on July 1, 2019 (first installment), and on January 1, 2020 (second installment). Bills for the first installment were mailed on June 19, 2019, and bills for the second installment were mailed beginning December 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.
Tax rates for the upcoming year's grand list of October 1, 2019 will be set in May, 2020. Those taxes will come due on July 1, 2020 and on January 1, 2021.
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