The Day – Norwich Tax Collector’s Office closed to the public this week

Norwich – The city’s tax office is closed to the public this week due to understaffing and rising cases of COVID-19, the city manager’s office has announced.

The closure comes as city ratepayers are due to pay the second installment this month on 2020-21 property taxes, as well as additional motor vehicle bills. The city tax office will be closed to the public until Monday, January 10.

Municipal taxpayers can make payments online at norwichct.org/taxes. Credit or debit card payments incur a 2.65% fee (minimum $1.50) and online eCheck/ACH payments incur a flat fee of $1.50.

Non-overdue tax payments can be made at any Norwich Peoples United Bank, including the drive-through, in cash or by check at the following locations:

  • 624 Main Street West.
  • 42 Town St. (inside Stop & Shop)
  • 45 city street

Taxpayers in Norwich do not need to be regular customers of People’s United Bank to pay their taxes.

Payments can also be made by check by post, sent to Tax Collector, Room 105, 100 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360, or by check in the drop box at the table inside the entrance to the Broadway Town Hall, where a Norwich police officer is stationed.

The city plans to reopen the tax office to in-person payments starting Monday, January 10. For up-to-date information, check the city’s website.

Esther L. Steinbach