Property Taxes

Payments


2020-21 Property tax bills were mailed to property owners on August 15th, 2020. Taxes may be paid upon receipt, or can be paid by the due dates on the bill. The first installment must be paid no later than September 15, 2020 and the second installment must be paid no later than March 15, 2021. Payments will be accepted anytime but must be paid or postmarked by the due dates to avoid 3% penalty.  IMPORTANT! This is the only property tax bill you will receive.

   - Retain for second installment payment information 
   - Keep the bill for your 2020 income tax filing

Checks should be made payable to “Town of Essex” and may be paid at either the Village Office or the Town Office. NOTE - we are currently closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Exterior drop-boxes are provided at each location but please be sure to include a copy of your bill with your payment to provide us with the correct account number. To request a receipt please email clerk@essex.org.

Credit and debit cards are accepted at either office (both currently closed), by phone at 888-877-0450, or on our online payment system. Convenience fees will be charged (2.65%, $3.95 minimum). There is also an E-check option available. Paying by E-check includes a flat $1.95 convenience fee.

Another payment option is to sign up for the free automatic tax payment program.  Enroll by filling out the form below and send with a voided check to Town of Essex, Attn: Finance, 81 Main Street, Essex Jct. VT 05452.  Installment amounts would be automatically deducted from your bank account on the due date.

Questions & Due Date

For questions about the tax bill, or if you need a copy of your bill, please call the Town office at 802-879-0413. Payments received or postmarked after the due date are considered delinquent.  Any amounts that remain unpaid two weeks after the due date will be charged a 3% penalty (this tax year only).  Interest of 1% will be charged the 16th of each month beginning thirty days after the due date.
Pursuant to 
24 V.S.A. §1535, taxpayers have the right to seek relief from the Board of Abatement for the reasons outlined in statute. 

Town of Essex Abatement Request Form

Checks should be made payable to Town of Essex, but may be dropped off at either the Village office or the Town Office (currently closed - dropbox only). If you have questions about your property tax bill, please call the Town office at 802-879-0413.

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