Important: If you are enrolled in the automatic payment program the notice stating "please do not pay as direct debit is set up for this account" will not be printed on your March 2021 water bill as a result of a printing error.  Please be assured, you are still enrolled in this program.  If you wish to confirm you may email

The Essex Finance Department supports both the Town of Essex and the Village of Essex Junction (  We aspire to be an excellent, trusted, and respected resource by working accurately, efficiently and effectively; sharing knowledge; resolving problems; and engaging in service-oriented transactions with internal and external stakeholders.    

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Financial record keeping
  • Property Tax - Billings and Collections
  • Water and Sewer - Billings and Collections
  • Administering Town and Village payroll
  • Creation of annual operating and capital budgets 
  • Preparing annual financial statements 

Automatic Payments

Want to pay your utilities or taxes automatically?  We offer a direct debit program where will will debit an authorized checking or savings account on the due date.  To enroll please complete one or both of the following forms. Please note, in order to enroll for both taxes and utilities you must fill out both forms.