2021 Preliminary Tax Bills are Due October 1.

Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills for the first half of fiscal 2021 were mailed in July and are due on Thursday, October 1.

The Tax Collector’s office is closed to the public due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Taxes can be paid by check or money order by US mail, or online through your own bank or through Unibank on the tax collector web page. Payments postmarked on or before October 1 will be considered on-time. If you would like to know that I received your payment, please write your phone number on the remit portion of the bill and I will call you when I get it.

The amount of your tax is determined by the Board of Assessors. If you have questions about the amount of your bill please refer to the back of the bill or contact the Assessors’ office by phone at 413-648-5407 or by email at assessors@townofbernardston.org

If you have questions about payments please contact the collector’s office by phone at 413-648-5410 or email at taxcollector@townofbernardston.org

The Tax Collector’s Office is Closed to the Public Indefinitely

The collector’s office will continue to operate in the absence of public office hours. The public can contact the office by phone or email and I will return calls and reply to emails.

Taxes can be paid by check or money order by mail, or online through your own bank or through Unibank on the tax collector webpage. Cash payments will not be accepted. All payments postmarked on or before the due date will be considered on-time, regardless of when it is actually delivered. If you would like to know that I received your payment, please write your phone number on the remit portion of the bill and I will call you when I get it.

If you have been marked at the Registry of Motor Vehicles for non-payment of delinquent excise taxes you will need to make payment arrangements with the Deputy Collector, Kelley & Ryan Associates. You can reach them online or by phone at 800-239-2155.

2020 Excise Tax Bills

2020 excise tax bills were mailed on February 4, 2020, and are due on or before Thursday, March 5, 2020.  Bills are generated using information provided by the Registry of Motor Vehicles and include vehicles and plates registered in Bernardston as of January 1, 2020.  Bills that are not paid in full by March 5 may be subject to additional interest and fees, even if you have filed for an abatement (see below).

If you wish to dispute your bill because, for example, you no longer have the vehicle and/or plates, or you do not live in Bernardston, or you think the vehicle is overvalued, you may file for an abatement with the Board of Assessors, requesting that they adjust the tax amount.  Per Massachusetts General Law, even if you file for an abatement, the original tax is still due and must be paid by the original due date.  If your abatement application is approved by the Board of Assessors, you may be eligible for a refund.  The Assessors can be reached by phone at (413) 648-5407, or by email at:  assessors@townofbernardston.org.  Abatement applications are also available at the Assessors’ office in town hall.

2020 Real Estate Taxes are due on April 1.

Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills for the second half of fiscal 2020 were mailed in December and are due on Wednesday, April 1st.  The Collector’s office will be open on April 1 9:00 – noon and 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  You may also pay your bill online on the Tax Collector web page, or by mail.

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 tax and the value of your property is determined by the Board of Assessors.  If you have any questions about the amount of your bill or property value please refer to the back of the bill or contact the Assessors’ office at 648-5407. The deadline to file for an abatement is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

If you have questions about payments please refer to the back of the bill or contact the Collector’s office at 648-5410.

2019 Excise Tax Bills

2019 excise tax bills were mailed on February 5, 2019, and are due on or before Thursday, March 7, 2019.  Bills are generated using information provided by the Registry of Motor Vehicles and include vehicles and plates registered in Bernardston as of January 1, 2019.  Bills that are not paid in full by March 7 may be subject to additional interest and fees, even if you have filed for an abatement (see below).

If you wish to dispute your bill because, for example, you no longer have the vehicle and/or plates, or you do not live in Bernardston, or you think the vehicle is overvalued, you may file for an abatement with the Board of Assessors, requesting that they adjust the tax amount.  Per Massachusetts General Law, even if you file for an abatement, the original tax is still due and must be paid by the original due date.  If your abatement application is approved by the Board of Assessors, you may be eligible for a refund.  The Assessors can be reached by phone at (413) 648-5407, or by email at:  assessors@townofbernardston.org.  Abatement applications are also available at the Assessors’ office in town hall.

2019 Actual Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills Are Due April 1

Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills for the second half of fiscal 2019 were mailed in December and are due Monday, April 1, 2019.  The Collector’s office will be open on April 1 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  You may also pay your bills online at the Tax Collector website or by mail.

The amount of your bill is determined by the Board of Assessors. If you have any questions about the amount of your bill or the value of your property you can contact the Assessors’ office at 648-5407 or by email at assessors@townofbernardston.org.  The deadline to file for an abatement is Monday, April 1.

If you have questions about payments, please refer to the back of the bill or contact the Collector’s office at 648-5410 or taxcollector@townofbernardston.org.

2018 Excise Tax Bills

2018 excise tax bills were mailed on January 29 and are due on or before Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Bills that are not paid in full by February 28 may be subject to additional interest and fees, even if you have filed for an abatement.

Bills are generated using information provided by the Registry of Motor Vehicles and include most vehicles and plates registered in Bernardston as of January 1, 2018.  If you wish to dispute your bill because, for example, you no longer have the vehicle and/or plates, or you do not live in Bernardston, or you think the vehicle is overvalued, you may file an abatement application with the Board of Assessors, requesting that they reduce or eliminate your tax.  Even if you file for an abatement, the original tax is still due and must be paid by the original due date.  If your abatement application is approved by the Board of Assessors you may be eligible for a refund.

The Assessors’ office can be reached by calling 648-5407 or emailing assessors@townofbernardston.org.  Abatement applications are also available at Town Hall.

The Collector’s office can be reached by calling 648-5410 or emailing taxcollector@townofbernardston.org.

2018 Preliminary Tax Bills are Due October 2.

Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills for the first half of fiscal 2018 were mailed in July and are due on Monday, October 2nd.  The Collector’s office will be open on Oct. 2 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  You may also pay your bill online on the Tax Collector web page, or by mail.

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 tax is determined by the Board of Assessors.  If you have any questions about the amount of your bill please refer to the back of the bill or contact the Assessors’ office at 648-5407.

If you have questions about payments please refer to the back of the bill or contact the Collector’s office at 648-5410.

2017 Actual Tax Bills are Due April 3

Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills for the second half of fiscal 2017 were mailed in January and are due Monday, April 3.  The Collector’s office will be open on April 3 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  You may also pay your bill online at the Tax Collector website or by mail.

The amount of your bill is determined by the Board of Assessors. If you have any questions about the amount of your bill or the value of your property, please refer to the back of your bill or contact the Assessors’ office at 648-5407.  The deadline to file for an abatement is Monday, April 3.

If you have questions about payments, please refer to the back of the bill or contact the Collector’s office at 648-5410.

2017 Excise Tax Bills

2017 excise tax bills were mailed on January 27 and are due on or before Tuesday, February 28. Bills are generated using information provided by the Registry of Motor Vehicles and include vehicles and plates registered in Bernardston as of January 1, 2017.  Bills that are not paid in full by February 28 may be subject to additional interest and fees, even if you have filed for an abatement (see below).

If you want to dispute your bill because, for example, you no longer have the vehicle and/or plates, or you do not live in Bernardston, or you think the vehicle is overvalued, you may file an abatement application with the Board of Assessors, requesting that they lower your tax.  Even if you file for an abatement, the original tax is still due and must be paid by the original due date.  If your abatement application is approved by the Board of Assessors, you may be eligible for a refund.  The Assessors can be reached at 413-648-5407.  Abatement application are also available at town hall.