What happens if I cannot pay my real estate taxes?

If a balance remains on your real estate taxes after the May 1st due date, a demand bill is mailed, which includes a $25 fee along with interest. If the demand bill is still not paid, the Collector's Office will send out a letter indicating when it will be advertised in the newspaper and eventually a lien will be placed on the property, called a Tax Taking. The lien is recorded at the Registry of Deeds incurring additional fees; at this point all inquiries should be made with the Treasurer's Office 508-821-1057.

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1. Why did my real estate bill get mailed to me?
2. Why doesn't my bill show my abatement or exemption?
3. When is the motor vehicle excise taxes due?
4. What happens if I cannot pay my real estate taxes?
5. What happens if I cannot pay my excise taxes?
6. Who do I contact if I feel there is a problem or I have a question with my bill?
7. Can I pay my bill online?
8. Can I pay my bill by phone?
9. Why does my bill have the former owners name on it?
10. What happens if my tax or utility payment is returned?
11. When does interest start to accrue on my bill?
12. How often do I pay real estate taxes?
13. How much is a Municipal Lien Certificate?
14. What is a Tax Taking?