Billing Cycle: Quarterly
Mail Dates: July 1st estimated bills, January 1st actual bills
Due Dates: August 1st, November 1st, February 1st and May 1st
As stated in M.G.L. CH 60, Section 3, cities and towns must send a bill to the owner of record as of January 1 of the year in which the tax was assessed. As a result, a new homeowner may not receive a bill in their name for up to a year and a half from the purchase date. New homeowners are encouraged to come to the Assessing Office to complete a new homeowner form with your name and mailing address.
Failure to receive a bill does not stay the collection of the tax. If you do not receive a tax bill within a week of the mailing date, please contact our office and we will send a copy of the bill. Interest accrues at 14% per annum, on the unpaid amount, beginning the day following the due date until payment is made. Postmarks are not acceptable.
After fourth quarter (May 1st), a demand bill is sent for any balance of the bill that is unpaid, plus interest and, pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 60 Section 15, a demand fee of $25 will be added. This will be due in 14 days.
Questions concerning assessed owners, assessments, abatements, exemptions, and mailing addresses should be directed to the Assessor's Office at 508-821-1011.
Available ways to pay:
- Online at City Hall Systems.
- Mail, with the envelope enclosed.
- In-person at 15 Summer Street, please bring the full bill with you if paying in person.
- Overnight drop-box at 15 Summer Street near the Riverside Entrance.