What happens if I do not pay my Real Estate Tax?

Tax payments must be received at the Tax Collector’s Office (under Massachusetts law, the postmark date is NOT accepted as the date of payment) on or before the due date to avoid interest and demand charges.  If payment is not made on or before the due date the account will begin to accrue interest at the rate of 14% per annum computed from the date the bill was due.

After May 1, another bill is sent showing all unpaid tax amounts plus any interest that has accumulated and will include a $5.00 demand charge.

If the account remains delinquent, Tax Title Taking proceedings will begin.