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It's Tax Time In Norwalk, Bills Due New Year's Day

Tax bills were mailed to city residents and are due on New Year's Day.
Tax bills were mailed to city residents and are due on New Year's Day. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. -- Tax bills for real estate, motor vehicle, business personal property and sewer use charges were mailed to city residents beginning Dec. 14 with a due date of Jan. 1

These bills reflect the second installment of charges due on the grand list (assessment date) of Oct. 1, 2015. Taxpayers will have until Wednesday, Feb. 1 to pay these bills without interest penalty.

The second installment of real estate and business personal property tax and sewer use bills greater than $100, and the full amount of supplemental motor vehicle tax bills, for vehicles newly registered (not renewals) between Oct. 2, 2015 and July 31, 2016 are currently due.

First installment payments were due July 1, 2016. Bills for the 2016 grand list will become due in July. The rates for those bills will be sent in May.

Tax bills may be paid by mail; in person at City Hall; in person at one of 11 Norwalk bank branches; over the internet or telephone using a credit card, debit card, or ATM card; or over the internet using an “E Check” (ACH payment).

The Norwalk Tax Collector's office at City Hall is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The tax bills may also be paid at TD Bank; Webster Bank; Patriot National Bank; Norwalk Bank and Trust; and Fairfield County Bank, in person to Feb.1

Taxpayers may also pay by mail. In order to have a receipt returned, payment must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and both payment coupons. Make checks payable to Tax Collector, City of Norwalk, and mail to: Tax Collector, PO Box 5530, South Norwalk, CT 06856.

Payments legibly postmarked through and including February 1 are considered on time, regardless of when they are received by the Tax Collector’s Office. Payments postmarked February 2 and later will be considered late, and will accrue interest at the rate of one and one half percent per month from the due date of Jan. 1.

Anyone who is being improperly billed for a motor vehicle that was sold, destroyed, stolen, or removed from Connecticut should contact the Assessors Office at (203) 854-7887 or visit the Assessor’s home page to see what is required for proof.

The Assessors office is responsible for issuing credits and removing items from the list of taxable property.

Taxpayers must apply for motor vehicle tax credits within a limited time. Documentation may also be faxed to (203) 854-7986.

Improper motor vehicle tax bill

If you receive a tax bill from a town that you did not reside in or garage your vehicle in as of Oct. 1, 2015, you must contact the Tax Assessor office of that town to request the vehicle be transferred to the correct town for proper taxation.

Click here to pay Norwalk taxes online.

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