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Reminder: Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Bills are due on Monday, March 9th

Please contact the Office of the Tax Collector at 978-649-2300 x128 if you have not received a bill and think you should have. Demand Bills for late payments add $15 plus 12% interest. Failure to receive a bill does not cause for interest and penalties to be waived. Please contact the Assessor’s Office if you have been billed for a vehicle you no longer have, or have registered in another state (978-649-2300 x121).

Online payment by check is available at There is a 25 cent fee per bill for check payments on this site. Debit/Credit cards are accepted. Per bill, fees are $2.50 per $100 of tax. Payments made by midnight count as received that day. Have you lost your bill?  There is also a tool on the site to help you look up your bill.

In general, if using your bank’s online system to pay bills, please provide the current bill number on the check or the following:

  • Real Estate – Parcel ID
  • Sewer – Account #
  • Excise – Registration (plate) #

Please remember that your bank will mail the check, so please allow 4-5 days for payment to arrive timely.


Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015