Treasurer / Collector
Pay Bills or Fees Online
Want to make a payment for a tax bill, water/sewer bill, and more? View all Online Payments, in one place. Have a Question? The FAQs below may help answer your most common questions.
Can't remember when your next bill is? Look no further than the Bill Information (PDF). Your one source for all bill payment deadlines. Town staff continuously update the document throughout the year. View the list of Important Dates as well.
The Treasurer / Collector issues real estate, water, and motor vehicle excise bills each year with additional duties specific to the collection and managing Town funds.
The Collector's Function
The Collector is responsible for pursuing the timely collection of all bills and maintains a collection rate for all property tax bills.
The Treasurer's Function
The Town Treasurer establishes and maintains Tax Title accounts on all delinquent tax accounts. Additionally, the Treasurer also oversees the investing, borrowing, and managing of all town funds received or disbursed.
- Can I pay my tax bill over the phone?
No, unfortunately we are unable to process payments over the phone.
- How can I make a payment?
Payments can be made:
- At Town Hall in person with the Tax Collector’s Office during regular business hours.
- Online through the Town of Plymouth website.
- Utilizing the 24-hour payment kiosk located at the rear of Plymouth Town Hall
- Payments can be left in the payment drop box located at the rear of Plymouth Town Hall. Do not leave cash in the drop box.
- Payments may be mailed using the envelope provided with your tax bill or sent directly to the Tax Collector’s Office 26 Court Street Plymouth, MA 02360.
- What should I do if I am flagged at the registry for an outstanding motor vehicle bill?
Please contact the Deputy Tax Collector, Hobin & Hobin, (508) 747-4344.
- What if I received a demand bill?
A demand bill is a result of an unpaid tax bill. A demand fee will be assessed to accounts with an outstanding balance.
If you receive a real estate demand bill and your taxes are escrowed and paid by your mortgage lender, please do not ignore as the Tax Collector’s records indicates that an outstanding balance remains on your account.
- Can fees and interest be waived on my tax bill since I never received a bill?
It is the obligation of the taxpayer to seek out a bill if one is not received; fees and interest will not be waived. (See Massachusetts General Law Ch 60, Sec 3 and Ch 60, Sec 15) The Town of Plymouth is not responsible for bills or payments lost in the mail. Failure to receive the bill does not relieve the obligation.
- How often are water/sewer bills mailed?
Water bills are mailed quarterly and are due within 30 days of issuance. Pay your Water & Sewer bills by visiting the Online Payments webpage.
- When are Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills mailed and/or due?
Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes
The fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th of the following year.
Bills are mailed semi-annually on June 30th and December 31st. Payments are due quarterly.
Payment Due Dates
Mailed on June 30th
- Quarter 1 is Due on August 1st (Preliminary Bill)
- Quarter 2 is Due on Nov. 1st (Preliminary Bill)
Mailed on December 31st
- Quarter 3 is Due on February 1st (Actual Bill)
- Quarter 4 is Due on May 1st (Actual Bill)
- How much is a Municipal Lien Certificate?
Request a Municipal Lien Certificate by visiting the Treasurer/Collector's webpage.
- Residential properties: $50.00
- Four or more family residences: $100.00
- Commercial or Industrial properties: $150.00
- How do I find out how much I paid during a calendar year?
- Retain the taxpayer copy of your tax bill for your records.
- Contact your mortgage company.
- Check your bank statements.
- Complete a public records request and send it to the Tax Collector’s Office 26 Court St, Plymouth, MA 02360. Your request will be answered within 10 business days.
- I received a land court citation by certified mail, what does that mean?
A Land Court citation is an official notice that the Town has filed a complaint to foreclose rights of redemption for non-payment of real estate taxes on a parcel which you may own or in which you may have another type of legal interest. Any parties who have received a Land Court citation should file a response by the date indicated on the citation. If a response is not filed, the Town can file a motion for general default and request the court to review the case for issuance of a foreclosure judgement.