Dayna Lisaius currently serves as the Town Treasurer. For 2016, this was a one year position. In 2017 the elected treasurer post was voted for a three year term.
Contact Information:The treasurer’s office is at the Municipal Building Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To reach the treasurer, phone number is 496-2709 x 22 or via email at [email protected] .The treasurer maintains the towns accounts, invests money (with the approval of the legislative body), keeps a record of the taxes voted and pays orders drawn.
Property Taxes: *dates have been updated 6/22/2020
Town of Warren tax year runs January 1 – December 31. Only one tax bill is mailed in early July to the owner of record as of April 1. If you are a new owner and did not receive a copy of your tax bill at the time of closing, please be sure to contact our office.Property tax payments are due in full on or before the 15th of November by 4:30 p.m. in order to avoid delinquent penalty and interest.
**due to the pandemic and delayed state filing dates, the Warren Select Board has approved the changes in the tax due dates. Taxes will be mailed August 15 2020, due September 15 2020, and delinquent on November 15, 2020. This was approved at the June 9, 2020 Select Board meeting.
Property taxes can be paid through mail, credit card in person at the Municipal building during office hours, or by pre-authorized direct withdrawal from your bank account.
If you pay by mail, the payment must show a clear USPS postmark the due date or earlier to avoid a one-time late fee of 8% and 1% interest. A 1% interest charge per month will be charged for each subsequent months delinquent.
NOTE: Vermont residents need to fill out their homestead application each year by April 15. You may download a form through the State of Vermont website, www.tax.vermont.gov.
** 2020 Homestead filing deadline is July 15, 2020. A 8% penalty on education tax will be charged if filed after this date.
2020 Tax rates:
Residential; municipal 0.41 + educational 1.6814 = 2.0914
Non-Resident; municipal 0.41 + educational 1.6761 = 2.0861
How to Calculate your Taxes:
Taxes are calculated based on the current assessed value of your property times the rates as determined by the State of Vermont and the Town board.
To determine your gross annual taxes,(does not include any exemptions, state adjustments or prebates.)
Assessed Value/100 x Total Tax Rate = Annual Taxes.
To calculate your total tax rate, select either homestead or non-residential, and add Municipal rate. For example, if you are a resident who declared homestead in the Town, and your property was assessed at $200,000, your taxes would be calculated as follows:(200,000/100) x (1.6814 + 0.41) = 2,000 x 2.0914 = 4182.80
Important payment links:
The Town offers taxpayers the option of having tax payments and utility payments electronically transferred from their bank account to the Town bank account. This is a safe, easy and convenient way to make payments.
To enroll in the ACH program, please complete an application and return to the Treasurers office 15 days before an installment is due. Monthly installments are made the 5th of each month, January through November. Quarterly payments are made Jan 5, April 5, July 5 and November 5. Yearly payments are made November 5. All taxes must be paid by November 15 or they will be delinquent and charged accordingly.
In the event the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the payment will take place the next business day. Also the July payments will be made after the current tax bill has been calculated.
Link for ACH form: ach payment form
Credit Card Payments:
The Town of Warren is now accepting credit/debit card payments for taxes, sewer, zoning permit fees, and other fees through PowerPay online. There is a 2.5%, or $1.50 (for under $50) minimum convenience fee added to each charge. We presently accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Link to pay with credit card:
Frequently asked Questions:
Direct Debit – The Town of Warren is now processing direct debit payments for Taxes. If you want to enroll, please complete the ACH form above.
Escrow Accounts – The Town of Warren sends the tax bill to the property owner only. We do not send to escrow companies. Many escrow companies download the information from our system. It is also the responsibility of the property owner to send.
Refunds of pre-bates – The Town of Warren will not refund any of the pre-bate monies received from the State of Vermont, unless the amount of your pre-bate exceeds the amount due on your tax bill.
Pre-bates, Rebate, Homestead Declaration- Questions regarding any of these subjects should be directed to the State of Vermont. Property Tax Assistance, 1-888-828-2865 or 802-828-2865. The State website is http://tax/vermont.gov/
Credit/Debit cards – The municipal staff does not take credit card payments by phone. You may pay your property taxes, permits, fees online at the above credit card link. There is a minimum of $2.00 or 3% convenience fee for each transaction.
Name on the Tax Bill – The Property tax bill will be in the name of the owner of the property April 1. If you purchased a property and it closed after April 1, your name will be on the tax bill next year.
Address Changes – If your tax bill has an incorrect address, it is your responsibility to notify us.
Penalty and Interest – The penalty and interest is charged as indicated on your tax bill and is assessed the next day after the tax due date. Interest is posted on the 15th of each month thereafter until paid in full.