Real estate and personal property tax bills are mailed two times a year, with payments due February 1st, May 1st , August 1st and November 1st. Interest accrues at 14% on bills not paid on the due dates. Any unpaid balances after May 1st may result in tax liens on the property. Tax liens are subject to interest at 16%.
If property changes hands after the January 1st assessment , the name on the tax bill must remain in the name of the owner as of January 1st . The new owner must contact the Assessor's office to have a duplicate bill mailed to the new owner.
Tax bills by law are mailed to the homeowner as of January 1st . If your taxes are escrowed, you may have to supply the mortgage company with the tax information.
Abatements and exemptions are applied to the February and May bills. If you think you may be entitled to an abatement or exemption, you can contact the Assessor's Office at 978-374-2316.