Collection Policies

Procedures for All Levies - Mass General Law, Chapter 60, Section 15

  • Boat excise is due within 60 days of issue.
  • Delinquent boat excise will be assessed an additional $20 fee.
  • Delivery service of a warrant to collect to the last known place of abode occurs 30 days after the mailing of the notice and is assessed a $17 fee.
  • Demands may be issued the day after the due date and are assessed a $5 fee.
  • Exhibition of the warrant may be prepared the day after the demand is due and is assessed a $10 fee.
  • Interest in all cases will be calculated from the first day late at a rate of 14% on real estate, personal property and water/sewer and 12% on motor vehicle and boat excise.
  • Notice of warrant may be mailed the day after the demand is due and is assessed a $12 fee.
  • Registry mark occurs only on motor vehicle excise levies any time after the delivery of the warrant and is assessed a $20 fee.
  • The following are all due within 30 days of issue:
    • Motor vehicle excise
    • Personal property
    • Real estate
    • Water/sewer

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