Government Information

Tax Rate

Barre Town does not have authorization to levy any tax other than the property tax. An individual owner’s tax bill is calculated by multiplying the tax rate times the property’s assessed value. The Town Assessor determines the assessed value. On the average, for tax purposes, Barre Town properties are assessed at 87.58% (as of January 1, 2018) of their fair market value.

The tax rate is expressed as a dollar figure per $100 of assessed value. For example, homes assessed at $175,000 are common in Barre Town. The current tax bill for such a home would be $4,115.82, ($175,000 ÷ $100 = $1,750 x $2.3519 x rate = $4,115.82). 

The tax year is July 1 – June 30. One tax bill is mailed out in mid-July. The annual tax bill is payable in four installments due on August 15, November 15, February 15, and May 15. Penalties, late fees, and interest are charged if a payment is missed. For details, go to the Town Clerk-Treasurer’s tax page.  

The tax rate for the fiscal year 2018-2019 is:

Residential:            $2.3519 per $100 worth of appraisal value.
Non -Residential:    $2.7164 per $100 worth of appraisal value.

Example:   Property assessed @ 100,000 value
Tax calculation: 100,000/100=grand list value of 1,000
Residential: 1,000.00 x 2.3519 tax rate= $2,351.90 tax bill
Non-Residential: 1,000.00 x 2.7164 tax rate = $2,,716.40 tax bill

To see the total tax rate from 2004 to the present click here.