Coronavirus Update-Changes to Town Buildings and Transfer Station, DMV Extension, Tax Deferment Application & Case Data

May 21st–Two Town announcements. You can read more in tomorrow’s news or in the related press releases:

  • Tuesday, May 26th, all Town buildings will return to their regular hours, 5-days per week.  All buildings, other than the lobby of Police Headquarters, will remain closed to the general public.  Business can be conducted by email, phone, mail or by our drop box service.
  • Effective Thursday, May 28th, the Transfer Station will resume accepting bulky waste, appliances and electronics on Thursdays and every 2nd and 4th Saturday.  Also, effective May 28th, disposal fees will resume including those for household waste.  Please see the Transfer Station webpage for fees. Tickets are available from the Town Clerks office, either by email or by the drop box service at Town Hall.  

DMV announced the extension of expired credentials to 180 days. 

The fillable, linked FY2021 tax deferment application is now available online for those who qualify.  Instructions and information regarding qualifications is available on the Tax Collector's webpage.  The application links directly to our tax billing system, making the process efficient for both residents and the Town.  You may be required to email additional documents to the Wilton Tax Collector.

Today, CT DPH reported 39,208 or 191 new laboratory-confirmed cases statewide, as of 8:00 p.m. yesterday. Yesterday’s report was as of 12:00 p.m. yesterday.  Of those cases, 14,751 and 32 new cases were in Fairfield County, with Wilton down 1 to 199 cases, presumably a corrected address.  194 cases have not yet been assigned to a municipality. 

Today’s report included 5,729 new tests performed for a pandemic-to-date total of 196,447.  

Statewide deaths rose by 53 to 3,582.  Deaths in Fairfield County rose by 13 to 1,180.  Again, once the Town Clerk receives the required report and certificates from Norwalk and other municipalities, we’ll provide data for Wilton.  

Statewide hospitalizations decreased by 71 patients to 816 and Fairfield County hospitalizations decreased by 31 to241.  

Now and throughout Phase 1, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others is to follow the law:

  • When in public and a 6-foot distance is unavoidable, including from a family member, wear a required face covering, unless doing so would be contrary to your health because of a medical condition.  This applies whether outside or inside a retail establishment. 
  • While outside exercising alone, if you aren’t wearing a face covering, maintain a 6-foot distance from others running or walking on the same road, sidewalk or trail.  

As always, if you have any questions, please email the appropriate town department or me at

Thank you,

Lynne Vanderslice

First Selectwoman