Property Transfer Tax

This report holds information of property sales by town and property category.  Furthermore, details for total sales, average, and median selling prices of properties for valid sales are reported.  Valid sales represent true market transactions between a willing buyer and seller, excluding straw transfers or sales between members of the immediate family among others.

Property Transfer Tax Statistical Report

2017 Town County
2016 Town County
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2010 Town  

 

The property transfer tax is a tax on the transfer of title to real property based on the purchase price paid by the buyer.

Rate Schedule
Rate
  • 0.0145 of property value
Execptions

Principal Residence

  • 0.005 on the first $100,000
  • 0.0145 on balance

Mortgage obtained through VT Housing Finance Agency/VT Housing & Conservation Trust Fund or the US Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

  • First $110,000 is exempt
  • 0.0125 on balance on purchase price between $ 110,001 and $ 200,000      
  • 0.0145 on balance of purchase price over $ 200,000.

Lands enrolled in State use value appraisal programs

  • 0.005 Properties transferred before July 1, 2011
  • 0.0125 Properties transferred on or after July 1, 2011 and before June 16, 2015
  • 0.0145 for properties transferred after June 16, 2015

 

You can also find a complete listing of property transfer tax statistics based on weekly public property transfer data.

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Commissioner Kaj Samsom
133 State Street | Montpelier, VT 05633
(802) 828-2505

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