Real Estate and Personal Property Billing is quarterly. The fiscal year 2023 begins July 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2023. The first two quarters are a Preliminary Bill based on the previous year's total paid divided in half and then billed in two quarters. The first quarter was mailed June 23, 2022 and due August 1, 2022. The second quarter was mailed September 28, 2022 and due on November 1, 2022. The third and fourth quarters are billed based on value and tax rate minus what was paid on the preliminary payments. The difference is divided into two quarters and mailed before December 31st and due February 1, 2023 and the fourth quarter is mailed before March 31st and due May 1, 2023. The tax bills are mailed to the owner of record as of January 1, 2022. If you purchased property after that date and did not receive a tax bill, please call the Collector's Office at 978-540-2405 and we will provide you with a copy. For 2023 the Residential and Open Space tax rate per $1,000 is $16.25 and the Commercial and Industrial tax rate per $1,000 is $25.37. Office hours for walk-in service are Mondays, 8 am to 6 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 am to 4 pm; and Fridays, 8 am to Noon.
Personal Property tax is defined as: The contents of a business (machinery, equipment, etc.) or property that fits in a summer home (furnishings, etc.).