Fiscal 2017 Actual Real Estate Tax Bills and Personal Property Tax Bills
Fiscal 2017 Actual Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills were mailed December 30, 2016. Third quarter bills are due on or before February 1, 2017. Fourth quarter bills are due on or before May 1, 2017. NO reminder will be sent. There is no grace period. Payments are considered made when received by the Collector. It now takes two days for a 1st class letter to be delivered, please mail early to ensure on time delivery. Any payment received after the due date is subject to 14% per annum interest.
2017 Motor Vehicle Excise Bills
Motor Vehicle Excise bills were recently mailed and have a due date of Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The Town Hall will be closed Friday, April 14th and Monday, April 17th. Taxpayers may make payments at the office, by mail or online. There was a green notice enclosed with the new bills advising we have changed our online bill payment vendor to City Hall Systems for tax payments. This new system should be available on March 23, 2017.
If you choose to pay online, you'll have to sign up. Prior users will receive an email from the new system with an announcement of the change and how to sign up. Taxpayers may sign up by visiting the town's website at www.westport-ma.com and clicking on Pay Taxes Online. Follow the instructions from there. This new system has a fee of 50 cents per shopping cart for payments made by checking or savings accounts. (The old system was 35 cents per bill). Payments made by credit card or debit card are charged 2.95% ($1 minimum) of the amount charged. This system will also allow customers to sign up for paperless billing. It is voluntary. Auto pay will also be available. Any questions regarding setting up an account or finding your bills online, call City Hall Systems at 508-381-5455.
Any bill needing an abatement (adjustment) due to cancelling a plate or switching plates to a new vehicle is done through the assessors office 508-636-1012. Your cancelled plate receipt is required if cancelled and a copy of the new registration is needed if plate was switched to another vehicle. All bills are due by April 18, 2017. Be advised requesting an abatement does not extend the due date for payment. Please plan accordingly.
Motor vehicle excise bills are due 30 days from issue. Any unpaid bill will be subject to a demand bill which will include a $30 demand fee and interest at 12% per annum. It now takes two days for a 1st class letter to be delivered, please mail early to ensure on time delivery.
2016 Boat Excise Bills
Boat excise bills were mailed out on February 18, 2016 and will be due on or before April 19, 2016. Any unpaid bill will be subject to a demand bill which will include a $30 demand fee, a $20 or 20% penalty, and interest at 12% per annum. It now takes two days for a 1st class letter to be delivered, please mail early to ensure on time delivery.
Credit Card Payments
We are now accepting Credit card payments online only. Be advised there is a 2.95% fee ($1 minimum) that applies for this service.
Payments may be made online for current bills up until 5:00 p.m. on the due date. Past due bill payments must be made in the office with check or cash.