Tax & Utility Rates

Village Tax Rates for 2021 (Fiscal Year End June 30, 2022)

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

EntityTax Rate
Essex Junction Economic Development0.0100
Essex Junction Village0.3345
Essex Town Capital0.0200
Essex Town General Fund0.5285
Local Agreement Rate0.0022
Total Municipal Rate0.8952
Non-Homestead Education Rate1.8102
Homestead Education Rate1.6555
Total - Homestead2.5507
Total - Non-Homestead2.7054

Village Tax Rates for 2021 (Fiscal Year End June 30, 2022)

Utility Rates

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FY22 Water Rate: Fixed charge of $122.23 per year plus usage of $0.0206 per cubic foot
FY22 Sewer Rate: Fixed charge of $113.95 per year plus usage of $0.0107 per cubic foot
FY22 Sanitation Rate: Fixed charge of $105.20 per year plus usage of $0.0061 per cubic foot

FY22 Large User Water Rate: $0.092 per 1,000 gallons
FY22 Wastewater Treatment Wholesale Rate: $3.251 per 1,000 gallons

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.  

Utility Assistance for Renters

The Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program through the Vermont State Housing Authority was created to help renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For eligible households, the program offers rental and utility assistance to help Vermonters avoid eviction or loss of utility service.  
Please continue to https://erap.vsha.org/ to learn more about the program.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Village municipal services may have changed.  To view the most current updates, please visit the COVID-19 Information page for the Town and Village.