Please note: Homestead Declaration (HS-122) filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During COVID-19, the finance office is closed to the public. If you need a tax bill, the amount of taxes paid in 2019, or information about an invoice, etc., please do one of the following:
Call 1-802-649-1419 ext 106 to leave a clear & detailed message, or send an email to Becky at the address below. Please allow 24 hours for a response to a request.
If you are requesting multiple tax bills, please send those requests via email.
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 2020-2021 tax bill were voted to be August 14, 2020 and February 12, 2021. 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. *Please note extension to July 15 for 2020, noted above.
In order to file your Homestead Declation, you will need:
- your Norwich FY19-20 tax bill
- Vermont form HS-122
- Vermont form HS-144 (if you are income-qualified)
To obtain forms, complete online filing, and obtain answers to questions about the Homestead Declaration, go to https://tax.vermont.gov/property-owners
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.
Options for Tax Bill Payment
If you would like to pay your taxes via direct debit (automatic withdrawal), please use THIS FORM.