What happens if a payment is not received by the due date?

If the payment is not received by the due date, it will then go on demand.  There will be a $5.00 demand fee and interest added to the original excise tax.  Demands are due 14 days from the date of issue. 

If the demand payment is not received by the due date, it will then go on warrant with the deputy collector.  A deputy fee will also be added.  A warrant will be mailed to you.  Checks should be made payable to the "City of Amesbury" and mailed to the deputy collector at the address below:

Kelley & Ryan Associates
3 Rosenfeld Drive
Hopedale, MA 01747
508-478-1218

The deputy collector is located at different Registries in Massachusetts.  You can go there and pay them directly.  Call to find which Registry's that they are located at.

If you feel you do not owe this excise tax, do not ignore it!  Please contact the Assessor's Office at 978-388-8102, to find out if you are entitled to an abatement.  If you choose to ignore this bill, it will continue to accrue interest and fees.