Why is the former owner’s name still on my tax bill?

Chapter 59, Section 11, of the Massachusetts General Law reads, "Taxes on real estate shall be assessed, in the town where it lies, to the person who is the owner on January first."

The tax bill will carry the January 1st owner's name throughout the entire subsequent fiscal year. The former owner's name will be replaced by the new owner's name once the fiscal year has run its cycle.

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1. What is the Fiscal Year 2022 tax rate?
2. How do I change the mailing address on my tax bill?
3. How do I find the owner or parcel ID of a property?
4. I don’t have this vehicle anymore. Do I still have to pay this bill?
5. I don’t qualify for the elderly exemption. Do I qualify for other assistance?
6. As a resident of the Town of Grafton, do I qualify for any tax relief?
7. After a change of ownership, how do I correct the name(s) on my tax bill?
8. Why is the former owner’s name still on my tax bill?