Boat Excise FAQs

I just received an excise bill for a boat I no longer own? What do I do?

Contact the assessors office for an abatement. If there is a balance due after the abatement, the balance is due by the original due date. Any balance due after that date is subject to a $20 penalty, and a $30 demand fee and interest at 12% per annum.


Why should I pay interest and/or demands fees on a late payment when I never received my tax bill?

Under state law, failure to receive a bill does not affect the validity of the tax or any interest or fines incurred due to late payment(s). It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to secure his/her tax bill when one is not received.