About your boat excise bill:
The boat excise is imposed for the privilege of using the waterways of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Anyone who owns a vessel on July 1st will be assessed an excise tax bill.
Payment is due sixty (60) days after the bill is issued.
Boat excise rate:
The rate is $10.00 per thousand dollars of valuation.
All abatement requests are processed by the Assessor’s Office.
If a boat excise bill is not paid within thirty (60) days from the date of issue a demand bill is sent. The charge for a demand bill is $30.00. Interest accrues on the overdue bill from the day after the due date until payment is received. The interest rate on excise is 12%. If the demand bill is not paid within fourteen (14) days, the Collector may issue a warrant to the deputy tax collector. The deputy collector sends the warrant notice to the taxpayer with an additional fee of $10.00. The deputy collector issues a warrant notice at a cost of $12.00. If payment is still not received the deputy will deliver a service warrant with an additional $17.00 fee.
To view the various payments methods available please click on the link below.