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 have been postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018 to be timely. Payments postmarked August 2, 2018 and later will be considered late, and will incur interest charges. Payments postmarked on or before August 1, 2018 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 did choose to use one of these services, we suggested your transaction should have been processed before July 20, 2018, to ensure your payment reached us on time (by August 1).
For the second installment payment we will suggest your transaction be processed on or before January 20, 2019 in order to reach us by the February 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.
New tax bills were sent beginning on June 14, 2018. Tax rates were set on May 7, 2018. The assessment date (grand list) for these taxes is October 1, 2017. The taxes were due on July 1, 2018 and the second installment will be due on January 1, 2019. Payments toward the second installment may be made at any time now. You do not need to wait for a bill.
Tax rates for the next grand list (October 1, 2018 assessment date) will be set in May 2019, and those taxes will come due in July, 2019 and January, 2020.
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