This page contains pertinent information on Town of Roxbury property taxes publicly available to the taxpayers of the Town of Roxbury, VT.
Homestead vs Non-Resident
In Vermont, all property is subject to education property tax to pay for the state’s schools. For this purpose, property is categorized as either non-residential or homestead. A homestead is the principal dwelling and parcel of land surrounding the dwelling, owned and occupied by the resident as the person’s primary domicile.
All property is considered non-residential, unless it is declared as a homestead. The education property tax rate levied on nonresidential property differs from the rate levied on homestead property. It is your responsibility as the property owner to claim the property as a homestead if you meet, or expect to meet, the following requirements:
- You are a Vermont resident
- You own and occupy a homestead as your domicile as of April 1, 2019
- Please note: If you meet these requirements, except that your homestead is leased to a tenant on April 1, 2019, you may still claim it as a homestead if it is not leased for more than 182 days in the 2019 calendar year.
(extracted from the VT Dept. of Taxation website.)
2020-2021 Property Tax Information
Current property taxes for the 2020-2021 Tax year have been mailed. Due to COVID-19, there had been a delay in setting the tax rates and the due dates for property taxes have changed.
If your mailing address has changed in the last year, please contact the Town Clerk’s office IMMEDIATELY, to ensure timely receipt of your tax bill.
A drop-off box is available near the front door of the Town Offices. Note that any taxes dropped off after the due date will be considered late.
2020-2021 Tax Due Dates
October 9, 2020
December 11, 2020
February 12, 2021
May 21, 2021
The Town Offices are open until 5PM on the Wednesday through Friday of the week the taxes are due.
Tax payments not received by May 21, 2021 (or postmarked this date) will be considered delinquent and turned over to the Delinquent Tax Collector (DTC). The DTC will charge 1/2% interest monthly plus an 8% penalty.
Policy/Procedures for Collecting Current Property Taxes
Automated Tax Payment Program
Another town-wide property reappraisal process is underway for the Town of Roxbury. New England Municipal Consultants will commence in Spring 2021, with the new Grand List being filed in June 2022. They are required to visit every property.