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Boat Excise Tax

Billing Cycle: Annual
Due Date: Sixty days after issue – issuance date varies

  • 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. 
  • Mooring permits and launch sticker availability will be affected by continued failure to make payment. 
  • To request a boat excise abatement, please fill out an application or contact the Assessor’s Office at 508-324-2300.


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