NORWALK -- A state agency announced it is relocating its regional office from Norwalk to Cerritos.
In a statement, the newly-created California Department of Tax and Fee Administration said its Norwalk office, located at 12440 Imperial Hwy., would close Friday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. The new Cerritos office opens Monday.
In June, the state legislature voted to split the Board of Equalization into two departments, creating the Department of Tax and Fee Administration, which manage dozens of tax and fee programs, such as tobacco taxes, cannabis taxes and sales taxes.
State officials didn’t give a reason for moving the department out of Norwalk, but claimed the Norwalk office had 22,905 visitors in 2014, a 41 percent decline from 2011.
The new Cerritos office, located at 12750 Center Court Drive, “will offer taxpayers free parking and easy access from SR-91,” officials said in a statement.
“A state-of-the-art queuing system will direct taxpayers as they check in, and self-serve kiosks will allow taxpayers to complete transactions and make payments conveniently and efficiently.”