Barre City is in a similar situation with the fax machine in a different office.  We, too, send a copy with every tax bill.  So we will not fax copies and those who come to the office for a copy pay a quarter.  We do have a couple exceptions:

  1. One local tax preparer sends us a check for $25 to cover the costs of any copies necessary during tax prep season.  We keep a running total of copies we mail to them and deduct it from the check.
  2. Beginning last year, we will now scan your tax bill and email a pdf for free.  No cost to us and the whole process takes about a minute.


Carolyn S. Dawes

Barre City Clerk/Treasurer

Barre City Hall

6 N. Main St., Suite 6

PO Box 418

Barre, VT  05641

(802) 476-0242

(802) 476-0264 fax



-----Original Message-----
Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Town of Hardwick
Thursday, February 05, 2009 11:54 AM
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Subject: Faxing Tax Bills?


Good Morning All;


We are trying to determine how everyone handles requests for tax bills.


Due to the extremly high volume of request last year for tax bills to be faxed we made the decission to send every tax bill with a copy and a notice to the tax payer that this was there copy and we were not going to fax them to tax preparers this year. 


We are still being overrun with calls for tax bills to be faxed. Many people are upset that we are saying no to faxing them. We are at a disadvantage that the fax machine is not in our office. We figure at least 3 minutes out of the office per tax bill. If it goes through on the first try.


We would like to hear how you all are handling this problem?



Alberta Miller
Hardwick Town Clerk
P.O. Box 523
Hardwick, Vermont 05843
802-472-5971 Phone
802-472-3793 Fax
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