On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the Finance office will be closed from 9 am to 4 pm. If you need assistance with a tax bill, please see Bonnie or Judy in the Town Clerk’s office; or call 802-649-1419, ext. 106 and leave a message; or send an email to: BGrammer @ norwich.vt.us (remove spaces when addressing email).
Thank you all in advance,
Becky – Finance office
Finance Office hours Jan 13 – Feb 14, 2020
Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 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.