Property Tax Information

TAX BILL
City of Montpelier property tax bills are sent out in mid-July each year. This is the only tax bill that property owners will receive. If property is sold, the tax bill should be given or forwarded to the new owner at the time of the closing.

Tax installments are due quarterly on August 15th, November 15th, February 15th and May 15th.  If the payment date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the payment is due the first business day after the weekend or holiday.

Tax payments must be received in the City Clerk-Treasurer’s office or in the drop box at City Hall prior to midnight on the due date.  

The address is:
City of Montpelier
39 Main Street-City Hall
Montpelier VT 05602
Office Hours are 8 AM – 4:30 PM (Monday-Friday)
Telephone:  802-223-9500

  • If you wish to sign up for the convenient automated quarterly bill payment for Montpelier property owners, please call the Treasurer’s office at 223-9500.
  • The City accepts online tax payments on our City’s web site. Click on “Pay Property Tax, Water/Sewer Bills & Parking Tickets Here”. This will provide a link to the Official Payments web site. A convenience fee will be charged by Official Payments for this service. Please note that this credit card option applies to off-site payments. Credit card payments cannot be processed at the clerk-treasurer’s office in City Hall. 
A 5% late penalty will be added after the due date for payments received within 5 business days of the due date. After 5 business days the late penalty will increase to 8%. 1% interest will be added one month from the tax installment due date and for the subsequent two months. Thereafter, the interest rate will increase to 1.5% per month.

Information regarding the homestead declaration, property tax adjustment and Use Value Appraisal Program can be found on the reverse side of the tax bill.

Homestead Owners may be eligible for a Property Tax Adjustment based on their housesite value and their income. The property tax adjustment is a credit applied against your property tax bill.



 Tax Rates 2016-2017
Residential Tax Rate
$2.7461
Non-Residential Tax Rate
$2.7321


Grand List–Assessment Date 4/1/2016
$8,613,923
Voter Approved Municipal Spending
$8,878,318


Tax Rate Detail:

Municipal Tax Rate
$1.0307
Education Tax Rate-Residential
$1.6254
Education Tax Rate-Non-Residential
$1.6114
Sewer, Water and CSO Benefit Charges
$0.0900


Property Tax Payment Information (PDF)