2015 Tax Rates Now Available - Posted 7/8/2015
2015 TAX RATES ARE NOW AVAILABLE. 2015 Property Tax bills will be mailed no later than Tuesday, July 14th. For more information about 2015 rates, click here.
The due dates for tax year 2015 are August 14th, 2015 and November 13th, 2015.
REMINDER: We will not provide tax amounts via phone, fax, or email. Please retain a copy of your bill for your records, or call to have a duplicate bill mailed to the address on file.
How to Calculate Your Taxes
Taxes are calculated based on the current assessed value of your property times the rates as determined by the State of VT and Town and Village Boards.
To calculate your gross annual taxes (does not include any exemptions, state adjustments or prebates):
(Assessed Value/100) x Total Tax Rate = Annual Taxes
To calculate your total tax rate, select either homestead or non-residential, add Municipal rate (Add both the Town and Village rates, if Village resident), and add the local agreement rate. For example, if you are a resident who declared homestead in the Village, and your property was assessed at 200,000, your taxes would be calculated as follows:
(200,000/100) x (1.6641+0.4050+0.1379+0.0014) =
2,000 x 2.2084 = 4,416.80
Tax Sale 2015 - July 17, 2015 at 10:00am
A tax sale will be held on July 17, 2015 at the Steele Block Conference room here in Waterbury. For more information, please contact the billing clerk at (802) 244-5858.
To view the recorded warning for properties that will be processed for tax sale on Friday, July 17, please visit our offices or call the above number to request a copy.
New! Online Parcel Mapping System - Tax Bills Available
View our online parcel mapping system that shows property information, property taxes*, areas of interest, zoning, and more.
*Net tax amounts are not provided as they may contain income sensitive information. For net tax amounts please contact the homeowners directly.
Important Changes Regarding Property Tax & Utility Bills
Beginning July 2013, all tax and utility payments must be received in-hand on or before the close of business on each applicable due date. Payments may be mailed, but must also be received in our office no later than close of business on the appropriate due dates. Payments that are postmarked on the due dates but received late will no longer be accepted as on-time. For due dates that fall on a weekend or holiday, payment must be received on or before the following business day. Office hours are from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
The Town and Village are happy to offer a FREE direct-debit service for tax and utility payments. Once enrolled, payment would be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on each due date as billed. Forms may be submitted as late as 10 days before each due date to become enrolled.
More information about the boards’ decision to change the postmark policy can also be found here . If you have further questions about due dates and payment options, please call 802-244-5858.
Frequently Asked Questions
2014 Due Dates: August 22, 2014 and November 21, 2014.
Direct Debit - The Town/Village of Waterbury is now processing direct debit payments for Taxes. If you want to enroll you must complete a Direct Debit Form.
Escrow Accounts - The Town/Village of Waterbury sends the tax bill to the property owner only. We do not send to escrow companies. That is the responsibility of the property owner.
THE TOWN WILL NOT PROVIDE TAX INFORMATION OF ANY SORT VIA PHONE, EMAIL OR FAX. If you need to obtain further information about your property tax bill, we are happy to mail it to you at the address provided on the bill. If a representative of your account needs to obtain information, they may visit our offices during normal business hours and sign out a copy of the bill for our records.
Refunds of pre-bates - The Town/Village of Waterbury will not refund any of the pre-bate monies received from the State of Vermont, unless the amount of your prebate exceeds the amount due on your tax bill.
Pre-bates, Rebate, Homestead Declaration - Questions regarding pre-bates, rebates or Homestead Declaration should be directed to the State of Vermont. Property Tax Assistance - (Education Payment, Rebate, Homestead Declaration) Tel: 1-866-828-2865 (toll free in VT) or 802-828-2865 (local & out-of-state) Fax: 802-828-2720. The State Web site is http://www.state.vt.us/tax/
Credit/Debit Cards - The Town/Village of Waterbury can not take payments by credit or debit cards at this time.
Name on the Tax Bill - The Property tax bill will be in the name of the owner of the property as of April 1st. If you closed after April 1st your name will be on the tax bill next year.
Address Changes - If your tax bill has an incorrect address it is your responsibility to notify us. For your convenience, you may complete the Change of Address form and return it to us at any time.
Penalty & Interest - The penalty and interest is charged as indicated on your tax bill and is assessed the next day after the due date. Interest is posted on the first of each month thereafter.