What happens if I do not pay my bill on time?

The payments must be received in the Collectors office on or before the due date to avoid interest charges. We do not accept postmark or the date on the check. Payments must actually be received in the office to avoid additional charges.

If payment is not made, the account will begin to accrue interest at the rate of 14% per annum, computed from the date the bill was due. A demand notice will be sent sometime after the fourth quarter due date each fiscal year. A demand fee of $10 will be charged against the account in addition to the interest. If the account remains delinquent after June 30th of the fiscal year, a tax lien can be placed on the property and recorded with the Registry of Deeds. A tax lien is the first step in the foreclosure process.

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1. What do I need to do if my mortgage company pays my taxes?
2. What happens if I do not pay my bill on time?
3. What happens if there is an overpayment on my Real Estate Tax?
4. What is the "CPA" surcharge on my tax bill?
5. What should I do if I recently sold my property, but I am still receiving a tax bill?
6. What should I do in the event I do not receive my bill?
7. When are tax bills mailed and payments due?
8. Where should I mail my tax payment?
9. Why should I pay interest on a late payment if I never received my bill?