Tax Bill Information
Real Estate and Personal Property
Real estate and personal property bills run on a fiscal year basis and are due quarterly. The due dates are as follows:
|1st Quarter||Due August 2nd||Period 7/1 - 9/30|
|2nd Quarter||Due November 1st||Period 10/1 - 12/31|
|3rd Quarter||Due February 1st||Period 1/1 - 3/31|
|4th Quarter||Due May 1st||Period 4/1 - 6/30|
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 $5.00 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.
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. You can view the fee schedule here.