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Payment of the motor vehicle excise is due 30 days from the date the excise bill is issued (not mailed, as is popularly believed). According to Chapter 60A, section 2 of the Massachusetts General Laws, “Failure to receive notice shall not affect the validity of the excise”. A person who does not receive a bill is still liable for the excise plus any interest charges accrued.

Therefore, it is important to keep the Registry, local assessors, and the post office informed of a current name and address so that excise bills can be delivered promptly. All owners of motor vehicles must pay an excise tax; therefore, it is the responsibility of the owner to contact the local assessor if he/she has not received a bill.

Abatement Application

Filing an Abatement application does not stay the collection of your excise. To avoid interest, charges and collection action, you must pay excise as billed by the due date.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Wendy F. Cochrane Collector / Record Liaison Officer 508-823-9620
PKS & Associates Deputy Collector 781-909-5344
Michelle McGowan Tax Collector Clerk (508)823-9620