With property tax payments due on February 14, 2020, the Finance Office will have extended hours every Wednesday starting the week of January 13. Also, office hours will also be extended on February 14, 2020.
Finance Office hours Jan 13 – Feb 14, 2020
Monday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm*
*On 2/14/2020 (Fri.) office will be open until 6:00 pm.
Position Vacant 802-649-1419, ext. 3
email to BGrammer @ norwich.vt.us (remove spaces when addressing email)
Property Tax Bills
Property tax bills will be issued in July to the property owners of record as of April 1. If you purchase a property after April 1, you should request the tax bill from the seller or contact this office for a copy.
The payment dates for the current 2019-2020 tax bill were voted to be August 16, 2019 and February 14, 2020. Postmarks by the U.S. Post Office are accepted.
FILING HOMESTEAD DECLARATIONS ANNUALLY ONCE AGAIN BECAME MANDATORY IN 2013. IF YOU ARE A VERMONT RESIDENT AND OWN AND OCCUPY A VERMONT DWELLING AS YOUR PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE ON APRIL 1, YOU MUST FILE A HOMESTEAD DECLARATION, FORM HS-122, BY APRIL (FEDERAL) TAX DAY OF THAT YEAR. THE PENALTY FOR LATE FILING IS 8% OF THE EDUCATION TAXES.
To assist in explaining how to read a property tax bill, the Vermont Department of Taxes has created THIS GUIDE with brief explanations. A more in-depth explanation of how statewide education property taxes are calculated can be found in FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.