♦ Property Taxes


Notice for Taxpayers, the listers have completed the abstract of property owners as of the first day of April, 2023.

The listers have lodged the abstract in the town clerk office for the inspection of taxpayers. Taxpayers grievances must be received in writing and received by June 23rd, 2023, postmarks not accepted.  Click here to see notice:  Notice to taxpayers     

2023 Tax Rates:

  • Municipal Tax Rate: $0.7798/per $100 assessed value
  • Veterans Exemption: $0.0037/per $100 assessed value
  • Homestead Tax Rate: $1.3257/per $100 assessed value
  • Non Homestead Tax Rate: $1.5649/per $100 assessed value
  • Westfield’s CLA for 2023: 88.89%

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 October 10th falls on a weekend or holiday, then the due date extends to the next business day.  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.

Credit card and e-check payments are accepted by clicking on this link or the MuniciPay logo to pay by credit card or e-check. Simply enter your Parcel ID (from your tax bill), choose the payment amount and method of payment or you may pay by credit card or e-check at the Town Office. Please note: credit card payments incur a 2.65% fee* and e-check payments are $1.50 flat rate fee.* (*fees are charged by the MuniciPay clearinghouse not the Town of Westfield) 

Late Payments

Tax payments received after 4 p.m. on October 10, 2023 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.

Visit the Vermont Department of Taxes  to get HS-122 Vermont Homestead Declaration and Property Tax Credit Claim and HI-144 Household Income forms. https://tax.vermont.gov/property-owners/homestead-declaration. 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.

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