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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Abatement applications are also available at Town Hall.
The Collector’s office can be reached by calling 648-5410 or emailing email@example.com.