Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

Billing Cycle: Annual per registration
Due Date: Thirty days after issue, date varies upon registration of vehicle. Majority of bills are due in March.

Late Payments:

Interest will be charged at 12% per year on any payment not received by the Collector’s Office by the due date. Postmarks are not acceptable. If not paid, pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 60 Section 15, a demand fee of $10.00 will be added.

If payment is still not received, a warrant fee of $10.00 will be added and the account will be forwarded to the Deputy Collector, PKS Associates, Inc.

The Deputy Collector will issue a first notice for an additional fee of $12.00 and a second notice for an additional fee of $17.00. Continued failure to pay will result in your license and registration being flagged for non-renewal at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

To request a motor vehicle excise abatement, please fill out an application or contact the Assessor’s Office at 508-324-2300.

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Tax Rate:
Motor Vehicle Excise tax rate is $25.00 per 1,000 of assessed value