2021-22 Property tax bills will be mailed to property owners by August 15th, 2021. 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, 2021 and the second installment must be paid no later than March 15, 2022. Payments will be accepted anytime but must be paid or postmarked by the due dates to avoid 8% penalty. IMPORTANT! This is the only property tax bill you will receive.
- Retain for second installment payment information
- Keep the bill for your 2021 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit and debit cards are accepted at the Town office (81 Main Street), 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, option 6. Payments received or postmarked after the due date are considered delinquent. Any amounts that remain unpaid will be charged 8% penalty. 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.
Checks should be made payable to Town of Essex, but may be dropped off at either the Village office or the Town Office. If you have questions about your property tax bill, please call the Town office at 802-879-0413 option 6.