Fiscal 2014 preliminary/first half real estate and personal property taxes are due Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The Tax Collector’s office is open on Oct 1 from 9:00-noon and 4:00-7:00 pm. Payments may also be made online or by mail, but must be received in the office by October 1 or interest will be due.
Real estate and personal property tax bills for the first half of fiscal 2014 were mailed on July 1 and are due October 1. If you own or recently purchased property in Bernardston and you did not receive a bill, please contact the Collector’s office.
The amount of your bill is determined by the Board of Assessors. If you have any questions about the amount of your bill or how it was determined, please refer to the back of the bill or contact the Assessors’ office at 648-5407. The Assessors also handle abatement applications, which will not be accepted until after second half tax bills are issued in January.
If you have any questions about payments, please refer to the back of the bill or contact the Collector’s office at 648-5410.
The annual town meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at 7:00 pm at the Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield. All Bernardston residents are encouraged to attend.
We are pleased to announce new, expanded office hours that now include evening hours. The collector’s office is now open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-12 and on Wednesday evenings from 5-7.
2013 actual/second half real estate and personal property taxes are due April 1, 2013. The Tax Collector’s office will be open on Monday, April 1, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tax payments made after this date will be subject to interest and fees. April 1 is also the final day to file for an abatement. For information about abatements, please contact the Assessor’s office at (413) 648-5407.
We’re pleased to announce that tax bills can now be paid by credit card during office hours at town hall.
Taxpayers now have the option of making tax payments online with credit cards or by electronic transfer from your checking account through Unibank. Go to the PAYMENTS page above and click on the blue link to UNIBANK ONLINE PAYMENTS SYSTEM. Please note that if you choose to pay online, you must pay all fees charged by Unibank and the credit card companies.