During COVID-19, the finance office is closed to the public. If you need a tax bill, the amount of taxes paid, information about an invoice, etc., PLEASE EMAIL: FEssensa@norwich.vt.us If you cannot email, please leave a clear and detailed message via telephone at 1-802-649-1419, ext. 3. The Finance Office is doing our best to keep up with an abundance of calls and emails coming in each day. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. If you are requesting multiple tax bills, please send those requests via email.
Fielding Essensa 802-649-1419, ext. 3
email to FEssensa @ 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 2021-2022 tax bill are August 13, 2021 and February 11, 2022. Legible 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.
In order to file your Homestead Declaration, 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/homestead-declaration
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.
To pay online: Online Tax Bill Payment Weblink – additional charges apply