Understanding Vermont Property Taxes

Overview of Vermont Taxes

Vermont collects a total of $7,123,923,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $1,667,338,000 comes from property taxes, or 23.4% of total revenue. As a result, Vermont has the 7th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 56.7% more than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Vermont is $246,515, meaning the average Vermont homeowner pays 1.67% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $16.68 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Vermont's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Vermont, there are important constants. Vermont's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is April 1. Vermont property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts 14 Days from notice date. The date which property tax bills become due on is Varies.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in Vermont or are looking at buying a specific property in Vermont, check out our Vermont Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

If you are planning to buy a home in Vermont and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our Vermont Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.

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Property Tax Information for Vermont Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Vermont.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Addison County $271,251 $4,413 $16.30
Bennington County $260,946 $4,128 $15.80
Caledonia County $185,909 $3,104 $16.70
Chittenden County $298,438 $4,958 $16.60
Essex County $165,469 $2,201 $13.30
Franklin County $208,397 $3,112 $14.90
Grand Isle County $309,639 $4,572 $14.80
Lamoille County $264,151 $4,327 $16.40
Orange County $207,391 $3,550 $17.10
Orleans County $187,622 $2,860 $15.20
Rutland County $206,068 $3,585 $17.40
Washington County $238,051 $4,118 $17.30
Windham County $235,440 $4,327 $18.40
Windsor County $267,716 $4,658 $17.40

Want to learn more about Vermont property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Addison County Bennington County Caledonia County
Chittenden County Essex County Franklin County
Grand Isle County Lamoille County Orange County
Orleans County Rutland County Washington County
Windham County Windsor County

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