♦ Property Taxes

For information about property taxes, please contact Mary Lou Jacobs, Town Treasurer (802) 744-2484.

Billing and Due Date

Tax bills are generally mailed by the first week of August each year.  One tax bill is mailed to each property owner of record as of April 1st.  If a property sells after April 1st, it is the responsibility of the original owner to forward the tax bill to the new owner.   Taxes are due to the Town Treasurer by 4 p.m. on October 10th, except for years when that date falls on a weekend or holiday, then the due date extends to the next business day.  Because October 10, 2016 falls on a holiday, this years payment due date is extended until Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 4 p.m.  POSTMARKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. 

Payment Method

Payments are accepted at the office, by mail or in the secure drop-box to the left of the front door at the Town Clerk’s office.  Make checks payable to Town of Westfield.  The mailing address is 38 School Street, Westfield, VT 05874.  Please do not mail cash or leave cash in the drop-box.

Late Payments

Tax payments received after 4 p.m. on October 11, 2016 are considered delinquent. Please remember POSTMARKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED so allow adequate time when mailing your tax payment. Delinquent taxes are subject to interest and penalties and are immediately turned over to the Delinquent Tax Collector, Joyce Crawford.

Westfield Property Tax Comparison Statistics

TAX
YEAR
MUNICIPAL
TAX RATE
HOMESTEAD (Residenial) EDUCATION TAX RATE NON-RESIDENTIAL
EDUCATION TAX RATE
CLA (Common Level of Appraisal)
2010/11 .4589 1.0760 1.3549   99.64
2011/12 .3448 1.0884 1.3565 100.26
2012/13 .5132 1.2007 1.3846   99.67
2013/14 .5473 1.2090 1.4107 102.08
2014/15 .5925 1.5027 1.5675   99.65
2015/16 .4728 1.5149 (Total $1.9877 per $100 assessed value) 1.5471 (Total $2.0199 per $100 assessed value)   99.22
2016/17 .5164 1.5636 (Total Munic. + Ed Tax = $2.08 per $100 assessed value) 1.5338 (Total Munic. + Ed Tax = $2.0502 per $100 assessed value) 100.08

Visit the Vermont Department of Taxes to get the HS-122 Homestead Declaration and Property Tax Adjustment Claim and HI-144 Household Income forms. The Vermont Homestead Declaration form must be filed each year by every Vermont resident whose property meets the definition of a homestead.
If you do not file the annual Homestead Declaration form your property taxes will be billed at the non-residential education
tax rate.