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Tax & Utility Rates

City Tax Rates for 2022 (Fiscal Year End June 30, 2023)

Taxes are payable in two installments on Sept. 15 and March 15.

EntityTax Rate
Essex Junction Economic Development0.0100
Essex Junction General0.3464
Essex Town Capital0.0200
Essex Town General Fund0.5513
Local Agreement Rate0.0021
Total Municipal Rate0.9298
Non-Homestead Education Rate1.7231
Homestead Education Rate1.6019
Total - Homestead2.5317
Total - Non-Homestead2.6529

City Tax Rates for 2022 (Fiscal Year End June 30, 2023)

Utility Rates

Detailed explanation of your City utility bill

FY23 Water Usage Rate: Fixed charge of $130.15 per year plus usage of $0.0216 per cubic foot
FY23 Wastewater Treatment Usage Rate: Fixed charge of $122.37 per year plus usage of $0.0110 per cubic foot
FY23 Sanitation Usage Rate: Fixed charge of $107.35 per year plus usage of $0.0061 per cubic foot

FY23 Large User Water Rate: $0.110 per 1,000 gallons
FY23 Wastewater Treatment Wholesale Rate: $3.565 per 1,000 gallons

For example, the cost to the City resident using 120 gallons per day will increase by 7.68% or $41.78 per year. The large user rate is increasing by $0.018 or 19.6%. The Wastewater Treatment wholesale rate is increasing 9.7% to $3.565

Effective July 1, 2020 a $35 flat fee will be applied to all interim bill requests. This includes interim bill requests for the sale of property or for a change of tenant in rental properties.

Beginning in calendar year 2021, Water, Sewer, and Sanitation charges will be billed three times per year (tri-annually). Each bill will include four  months of usage charges and four months of fixed charges.

Automatic Payment Information

Would you like to pay your utilities or taxes automatically? The Finance Department offers a direct debit program to your authorized checking or savings account on the due date.  To enroll please complete one or both of the following forms. Please note, in order to enroll for both taxes and utilities you must fill out both forms.