(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, January 9, 2023, the City’s Tax Assessor’s Department announced that Norwalk’s 2023 Revaluation Project will begin this week. A revaluation will determine the fair market value of every property in the City to equalize the values of all properties for the purpose of a distribution of the tax burden in an equitable way.
Every five years, State law requires all Connecticut municipalities to reevaluate properties, with inspections required every ten years. The last full measure and list revaluation in the City of Norwalk was completed in 2013 and a statistical market adjustment update was done in 2018.
Starting this week, Vision Government Solutions’ (Vision), hired by the City of Norwalk in October 2022, will begin the process by initiating the City-wide 2023 Revaluation Project. Vision will work closely with the Tax Assessor’s Department to complete this 12-month project.
The major phases of a municipal revaluation process are:
As data collectors begin to visit properties this week, residents will be able to identify them through their clothing and vehicles. Data collectors will be wearing reflective clothing, carrying an identification badge and a letter of introduction. They will also have an “Assessor’s Office” sign posted on the vehicle and their cars will be registered with the Norwalk Police Department and Tax Assessor’s Office. If no one is home during the inspection visit, Vision will send a letter to property owners requesting that the property owner call to arrange for an interior inspection.
After the initial data collection phase, market analysis and valuation will begin, followed by a detailed review of properties to check and re-check values to ensure uniformity and accuracy of information. This will be followed by a Notice of New Values mailed to each property owner and an Informal Hearings phase.
You can also visit the Vision Government Solutions website for additional information explaining each stage of the revaluation process as well as answers to Frequently Asked Questions at
For questions about the revaluation process or additional information, please contact the Tax Assessor’s Office at (203)-854-7888.