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.

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.

Tax Rates

FY20 Tax Rates

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

Village of Essex Junction General Fund0.3206
Village Economic Development0.0100
Town of Essex General Fund 0.5067
Town of Essex Capital Fund 0.0200
Tax Agreements  0.0019
 Total Municipal Rate0.8592
State Homestead Education Rate 1.5385
State Non-Residential Education Rate1.6930
  Total - HOMESTEAD2.3977
 Total - NON-RESIDENTIAL2.5522

Utility Rates

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FY21 Water Rate: Fixed charge of $114.39 per year plus usage of $0.0198 per cubic foot
FY21 Sewer Rate: Fixed charge of $113.95 per year plus usage of $0.01076 per cubic foot
FY21 Sanitation Rate: Fixed charge of $102.63 per year plus usage of $0.006 per cubic foot

FY21 Large User Water Rate: $0.085 per 1,000 gallons
FY21 Wastewater Treatment Wholesale Rate: $3.205 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

Sign up for free automatic water/sewer payment program.  To have payments automatically paid from your bank account on the due dates, please stop by 81 Main Street and fill out this form.