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.

2017 Preliminary Real Estate Tax Bills Are Due OCTOBER 3

Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills for the first half of fiscal 2017 were mailed in July and are due on Monday, October 3.  The collector’s office will be open October 3 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.  You may also pay your bill online at the Tax Collector website, 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 bill 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.

2016 Excise Taxes

2016 excise tax bills were mailed on January 29 and are due on or before Tuesday, March 1. Bills are generated using information provided by the Registry of Motor Vehicles and include vehicles and plates registered in Bernardston as of January 1, 2016.  Bills that are not paid in full by March 1 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.

 

 

2016 Actual Taxes are Due April 1.

Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills for the second half of fiscal 2016 were mailed on December 30 and are due by Friday, April 1. The collector’s office will be open on April 1 from 4:00-7:00 pm.  You may also pay your bill online at the Tax Collector website or by mail.

If you own or recently purchased property in Bernardston and 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 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.