On Behalf of the Collector’s Office: Excise tax bills are being mailed on Thursday, February 20th and will be due on March 23rd. These are a little late this year due to the upgrade of software at the Mass DOT who directly issue the bills.
If you sold your vehicle, don’t assume that the Collector’s office is aware. You will need to bring in your receipt cancelling the registration and file an abatement with the Assessor’s Office.
Also, be aware that if you purchase a vehicle mid-year, you will get an excise bill within a couple of months but will usually get your yearly bill issued in February.