What if my payment is late?

If payment is not received in the Tax Collector's office by the due date, you will be liable for any interest and fees that may have accrued. Real Estate, Personal Property, and Sewer accrue interest at a rate of 14%. Motor Vehicle Excise accrue interest at a rate of 12%. Tax Title accounts accrue interest at a rate of 16%. In accordance with MGL, late payments are applied to any interest and penalty fees first and then the remainder is put towards the principle.

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1. When are Real Estate and Personal Property bills issued and when are they due?
2. How much is a Municipal Lien Certificate (MLC)?
3. How do I change the mailing address of my bill?
4. Can I pay with a credit or debit card?
5. What if my payment is late?
6. Why does the previous owner appear on the top line of my Real Estate bill?
7. If I no longer have my car, do I have to pay my Motor Vehicle Excise bill?
8. I no longer live in Deerfield, how come I received a Motor Vehicle Excise bill from Deerfield?
9. I have an Excise bill that is overdue and held by the Deputy Collector. How can I pay this?
10. Are there any abatements or exemptions for seniors over 70, for Veterans or for disabilities?