If you do not receive your bill within a few days of the issue date (please see schedule below), please contact the Treasurer/Collector's office at 978-526-2030. Our office hours are Monday thru Wednesday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please remember it is your responsibility to make sure you pay your bill, regardless if it received. Under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 60, Section 3, failure to receive a bill does not affect the validity either of a tax or the proceedings for its collection. We mail the bills to the addresses that are provided to us from the Assessor's Office.
Real Estate and Personal Property Tax bills are mailed four times a year. The quarterly tax payments are due on the following dates: August 1st; November 1st; February 1st; May 1st. The bills are issued thirty (30) days prior to these due dates.
Motor Vehicle bills are annually issued early in the calendar year for all vehicles, as well as throughout the year for any changes to vehicle registration or ownership initiated at the RMV. It is recommended you contact the Tresurer/Collector's Office if you do not see an excise bill by the end of January for your annual excise tax, as well as within 30 days of any changes initiated at the RMV. Water/Sewer bills are issued quarterly, typically in the months of August, November, February, and May. These bills are due 30 days after issue. Please contact the Water Department at 978-526-6424 with any questions on these bills, including issue dates. Boat excise bills are issued annually in the fall and are due within 60 days of issue. Please contact the Harbormaster at 978-526-7832 with questions on boat excise bills.