What happens if I don’t pay my Real Estate Tax?
Tax payments must be received on or before the due date to avoid interest and demand. If payment is not made on or before the due date the account will begin to accrue interest rate of 14% per annum, computed form the date the bill was due.
On the 4th quarter bill a demand notice will be sent and a demand fee of $5.00 is charged to the account. I the account remains delinquent the owner’s Name, Address and the amount of outstanding taxes will be advertised in the Manchester Cricket and the advertising fee will be charged to the account. If the account remains delinquent a tax lien (a legal claim on the property for debt) is placed on the property and is recorded with the Essex South Registry of Deeds. A tax lien is the first step in the foreclosure process. All taxes, interest and incidental expenses must be paid to prevent foreclosure.

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1. What are the due dates for Real Estate/Personal Property Taxes?
2. What if I don’t receive a Real Estate/Personal Property Bill?
3. What happens if I pay my Taxes late?
4. Are postmark dates accepted?
5. Where do I mail my Tax payment?
6. How do I change the old owner’s name that appears on the Tax Bill, after purchase of the property?
7. Am I entitled to an abatement?
8. What happens if there is an overpayment on my Tax bill?
9. What happens if I don’t pay my Real Estate Tax?
10. What happens if I don't pay my Personal Property Tax?
11. What should I do if I recently sold my property, but I am still receiving a tax bill?
12. What if I am buying a condominium that is in the middle of a conversion?