4 Ways to Pay  
1.  Mail payments (checks made out to Town of Wilmington) to:  Tax Collector, P.O. Box 217, Wilmington, VT 05363  (Must be POSTMARKED by due date!)

2.  Pay in Person: Wilmington Town Office, 2 East Main Street: (Second Floor) Mon.– Fri:  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

3.  Automated Tax Payments:  The Town of Wilmington offers taxpayers the opportunity to have their biannual tax payments deducted directly from their checking or savings account. For more information please visit the Documents and Reports page.  Click here for the sign-up form.

4.  Pay Electronically or by Credit Card:  You may now pay your Town of Wilmington taxes electronically by credit card or by direct debit payments.  PayNet Services, a highly secure form of electronic funds transfer, allows you to pay your bills online by using your computer and internet connection.  There is no fee from the Town of Wilmington, but the bank does charge a 3% convenience fee for this service. You will be given information on the process and the bank fee at the payment site.  To make a payment: CLICK HERE.   Please have your bill in front of you as you will need your parcel ID number.

DELINQUENT TAX POLICY
TOWN OF WILMINGTON

Understanding that it can be difficult for people to pay their town and state taxes, it is the responsibility of all to pay their required share or others have to pay higher taxes to make up the difference.  This policy is designed to give clear instructions as to how to avoid being delinquent, a system by which people can become whole if they become delinquent, and the steps and methods the Wilmington Collector of Delinquent Taxes will take if a taxpayer does not meet their obligations to the town and the other citizens.

Postmarks are accepted as on-time payments.

Paying up-coming taxes by installment to avoid delinquency is acceptable.

Once taxes are delinquent a warrant is filed with the collector of delinquent taxes.

Each month taxes are delinquent the tax collector will send a notice to the delinquent taxpayer. Interest is added on the first day of each month before the notice is mailed. Town–approved interest rate is one per cent per month for the first three months and thereafter one and one-half percent per month starting from the due date of each installment. An 8% penalty is added after the February payment is missed. When a taxpayer is delinquent, unless he/she is on an agreed-to payment plan, any payment made will be applied first to outstanding interest and penalties. Any remaining payment will be applied to the principal.

If the taxpayer is 1 full year delinquent the collector will notify the taxpayer of the date by which full payment must be received or payment arrangements made.  Expected tax sale costs once a tax sale process begins, or other methods’ costs will also be included.   It is the responsibility of the delinquent tax payer to respond to the notice or the town will initiate the steps to collect either by taking the property to tax sale or utilizing other statutory methods to collect payment.  Payment arrangements may be agreed-to provided it will pay the bill in full within 1 year. Current taxes will also need to be paid in full as they become due. A signed contract must be filed with payment arrangements. Under this plan the partial payments will be applied proportionally to principal, interest, and penalty (if any).

If no arrangement is made by specified date or taxpayer defaults on contract then either tax sale proceedings will be started and/or we will utilize other statutory methods to collect payment.

If the town utilizes a tax sale the tax collector will begin the following actions to sell as much of the property as is necessary to pay the delinquent tax, and fees:

The collector will proceed with the tax sale according to the procedures specified in 32 V.S.A., section 5252.

Costs of preparing and conducting the sale, including legal fees up to a maximum of 15% of the amount of the delinquent tax, will be charged to the delinquent taxpayer.

All penalty and interest charges are used by town to defer cost of sending delinquent notices and other expenses related to collecting delinquent taxes.

Tax abatement is a process by which a taxpayer may ask to have his or her taxes lessened, moderated or diminished.  Abatement request goes to the board of abatement, which is made up of the board of civil authority plus the listers and town treasurer.  For information on abatement of taxes see Vermont Statute 24 V.S.A., section 1535.

DELINQUENT SEWER POLICY
TOWN OF WILMINGTON

Understanding that it can be difficult for people to pay their town sewer taxes, it is the responsibility of all to pay their required share or others have to pay higher sewer taxes to make up the difference.  This policy is designed to give clear instructions as to how to avoid being delinquent, a system by which people can become whole if they become delinquent, and the steps the town of Wilmington will take if a taxpayer does not meet their obligations to the town and the other citizens.

Postmarks with date taxes are due are accepted as on-time payments.

Each month sewer taxes are delinquent the town will send a notice to the delinquent taxpayer. Interest is added on the fifteenth day of each month before the notice is mailed. An 8% penalty is added after the March installment.

If the taxpayer has two installments delinquent the town will notify the taxpayer of the date by which full payment must be received or payment arrangements made. Expected tax sale costs once a tax sale process begins, and /or other methods’ costs will also be included.  It is the responsibility of the delinquent tax payer to respond to the notice or the town will initiate the steps to collect either by taking the property to tax sale or utilizing other statutory methods to collect payment.  Payment arrangements may be agreed-to provided it will pay the bill in full within 1 year. Current taxes will also need to be paid in full as they become due. A signed contract must be filed with payment arrangements. Under this plan the partial payments will be applied proportionally to principal, interest, and penalty (if any).

If no arrangement is made by specified date or taxpayer defaults on contract then either tax sale proceedings will be started and/or the town will utilize other statutory methods to collect payment.

If the town utilizes a tax sale the town will begin the following actions to sell as much of the property as is necessary to pay the delinquent tax, and fees:

The collector will proceed with the tax sale according to the procedures specified in 32 V.S.A., section 5252.

Costs of preparing and conducting the sale, including legal fees up to a maximum  of 15% of the amount of the delinquent tax, will be charged to the delinquent taxpayer.

All penalty and interest charges are used by town to defer cost of sending delinquent notices and other expenses related to collecting delinquent taxes.

Tax abatement is a process by which a taxpayer may ask to have his or her taxes lessened, moderated or diminished.  Sewer tax abatement request goes to the board of selectmen.  For information on abatement of sewer taxes see Vermont Statute 24 V.S.A., section 5147.
Homestead Declaration Information: https://secure.vermont.gov/hd/index

State Tax Information Links
Vermont  Department of Taxes
Vermont Property Valuation & Review– you can choose different subject matter from the drop down menu, Vermont PTR, Property Tax Appeal info, Homestead declaration information etc…
Vermont Property Valuation & Review FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – especially about school taxes