Vermont Property Tax Assessors

Chittenden County, Vermont Tax Assessors' Office

Chittenden County Assessors Phone Number
Town of Essex Assessor
81 Main Street
Essex Junction, Vermont 05452

Where is the Chittenden County Tax Assessor's Office?

The Chittenden County Village of Essex Junction Tax Assessor Office is located at 81 Main Street in Essex Junction, Vermont.

While many counties have county-wide tax assessors, Chittenden County has fourteen cities and towns with their own local tax assessors. If your property is located within any of these localities, see that page for your tax assessor's contact information.

What can the Chittenden County Assessor's Office do for me?

The Chittenden County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Chittenden County.

Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.

Submitting a Chittenden County property tax appeal

If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.

You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.

If you would like to appeal your property, call the Chittenden County Assessor's Office at (802) 878 1345 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.

For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.

Useful Chittenden County Facts:

The median home value in Chittenden County is between $250,714.00 and $258,686.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.