FAQ's Important Information For Taxpayers

Tax Bills

Real Estate Tax bills and Personal Property Tax bills are mailed four times a year, with quarterly payment due dates of Aug 1st, Nov 1st, Feb 1st and May 1st.

Payments are considered made when received by the Collector.  We do not accept postmarks.  Interest accrues at 14% on bills not paid on or before the due date.

Any unpaid balances after May 1st may result in tax liens on the property.  Tax liens are subject to interest at 16%.

Escrowed Taxes

Tax bills, by law, are only mailed to the assessed homeowner as of January 1st.  The Town does not send out tax bills to banks or mortgage companies directly.

If your taxes are escrowed through your mortgage, please check with your mortgage company to see if you need to forward them a copy of the tax bill for payment.

New Owners

If you are a new homeowner and the name of the previous homeowner is still showing on you tax bill, by law, the tax bill must list the owner of record on January 1st.  

Transfers after January 1st will have the reflected on the 1st qtr (Aug.) bill of the following Fiscal Year.

New Construction

New construction properties that did not receive 1st & 2nd qtr preliminary bills will have the entire Fiscal Year tax divided into two payments between the 3rd & 4th qtrs.

Regular quarterly billings will begin on these properties the following Fiscal Year.

Bill Adjustments

Abatements and exemptions are only applied to the February and May bills.  

If you think you may be entitled to an abatement or exemption, you should contact the Assessor’s Office at 508-839-5335 Ext.1165.