Tax bills due March 16

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The second installment for property tax for the Town of Essex and the Village of Essex Junction is due March 16. Payments can be made in person at the Town Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or mailed to: Town of Essex, 81 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452. Mailed payments must be postmarked by the due date of March 16, 2015.

You may also pay your taxes online with a debit or credit card. Flat Visa debit convenience fee: $3.95; Credit card convenience fee: 2.39 percent. Go to www.paylocalgov.com/townofessex-vt.

Payments can also be placed in the drop box next to the main door of the Town Clerk’s Office until midnight of the due date. Include check and stub in the drop box (no cash). Delinquent taxes are subject to an 8 percent penalty as of March 17 this year.

Notice to Village of Essex Junction property owners:

Changes have been made to the way property taxes are being billed and collected. The Village of Essex Junction, Essex Junction School District and the Town of Essex have entered into agreements for the Town of Essex to bill and collect all property taxes in the town, including Village of Essex Junction and Essex Junction School District. All tax rates pertaining to your property are listed on your Town of Essex property tax bill. All of your homestead/housesite information for VT income sensitivity filing is now combined on this one bill.

Checks should be made payable to “Town of Essex,” but may be dropped off at either the Village Office, 2 Lincoln Street; or the Town Office, 81 Main Street. Questions should be directed to the Town of Essex Finance office at 878-1359.

Village of Essex Junction property owners will not receive a separate tax bill from the Village.