Frequently Asked Questions – Collections Department

Q: When are Real Estate Taxes Due for Bennington?
A: Town of Bennington Real Estate Taxes are due (1) time a year. Bills are mailed mid-August of every year and are due on November 10th.

Q: What happens if I can’t pay in full by the due date? Is there a grace period?
A: We encourage the property owner to pay as much as they can by the due date. There is NO grace period. A one-time penalty will be assessed on the remaining balance as of 5:00pm that day. This is a state imposed penalty of 8%. For every month thereafter, interest of 1% will be added based on principle until the balance is paid in full.

Q: How can I pay my Real Estate Taxes (what forms of payment)?
A: At the Town Offices we accept personal checks, bank checks, money orders and cash. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. You may also mail checks and money orders. Please do not mail cash.

Q: Can I pay by Credit Card?
A: Yes, but NOT at the Town Office. You may pay by credit card by either calling
Official Payments at 1-800-272-9829 or go to their website: www.officialpayments.com. You will need your jurisdiction code for Bennington (located on your bill). You may pay your water, sewer and/or real estate taxes. Please be advised, Official Payments will charge you a fee for paying by credit card.

Q: Are there any discounts if I pay early?
A: No, there are no discounts offered for paying before the due date on real estate taxes, water or sewer bills.

Q: When are Water and/or Sewer bills due?
A: Water and sewer bills for the Town of Bennington are billed and collected quarterly.

Q: Can I have my bills mailed to someone else (tenant)?
A: All bills (real estate, water, & sewer) MUST be mailed to the property owner (ONLY). If the mailing address is changed for real estate taxes, it is changed for ALL correspondence from the Town of Bennington including water and sewer billings.