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Massachusetts State Law requires the bill to be issued to the record owner as of each January 1.
Massachusetts General Law chapter 59 section 11 reads, "Taxes on real estate shall be assessed, in the town where it lies, to the person who is the owner on January first....."
Example: Purchase date January 2, 2021, the bill will be issued in prior owners name care of the new owner until June 30, 2022. The July 1, 2022 preliminary bill will reflect the new owner's name for the first time.
Note: Contacting the Assessors' office will aid us in putting your name on as a "care of".
Exception: Current recorded subdivision plan. All subdivision plans are assessed as they are on January 1 each year. We are unable to make any changes to the ownership or division of the lots until the following fiscal year.
One of four ways: