Treasurer / Collector

Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Bills

Real estate and personal property bills run on a fiscal year basis and are due quarterly. The due dates are as follows:

QuarterDue DatePeriod Span
1st QuarterDue August 2ndJuly 1 through September 30
2nd QuarterDue November 1stOctober 1 through December 31
3rd QuarterDue February 1stJanuary 1 through March 31
4th QuarterDue May 1stApril 1 through June 30


Real estate and personal property tax bills are mailed twice each year, once at the end of June and once at the end of December.

If you are a property owner who does not receive a tax bill, please contact the Treasurer/Collectors office at 978-388-8105 and a duplicate bill will be mailed to you.

Any tax bill not paid by the end of the 4th quarter, May 1st, will go on demand. There will be a $5 demand fee and interest added to any outstanding tax amount.

Motor Vehicle Excise

If you own a registered motor vehicle or trailer, you have to pay a tax, called a motor vehicle and trailer excise, each year. Motor vehicle excise bills are generated by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Bills are mailed to the last known mailing address that the registry has on file. Bills are issued in January or February annually, and you are paying for that calendar year. Learn more on the Motor Vehicle Excise page.

Online Payments

We use UniPay Gold for our online payment processing. We pass the credit card fees onto the payer, as we can't predict who may choose to pay online and we can't afford to lose those fees. It would impact our annual budget in a way that we can't plan for. View the fee schedule (PDF).