Tax Collector

Operations During Covid-19 Pandemic

The Tax Collectors office is now accepting requests for in-office appointments. These appointments are for taxpayers who we are unable to help via phone or email. In order to continue to keep the public and our staff safe appointments will be limited to one person. All persons will be required to wear a mask at all times, maintain social distancing and hand sanitize. These appointments are not intended for dropping off payments or obtaining receipts.

The Tax Collectors office will be available for pre-approved appointments on Monday afternoon 1-3, Tuesday morning 10-12, Thursday morning 10-12 and Friday afternoon 1-3.

Please call the Tax Collector, Trisha Murphy at 508-228-7200 extension 7048 or email tmurphy@nantucket-ma.gov and we will discuss whether an appointment is necessary.

Online Payments

Pay your real estate, personal property, and motor vehicle and boat excise tax bills online, or schedule automatic tax payments.

Fiscal Year 2021 second quarter tax bills are available

The first quarter preliminary real estate and personal property tax bills were mailed on July 1, 2020. They are due on August 3, 2020. The second quarter preliminary tax bills were issued on October 1, 2020 an will be due on November 2,2020. Preliminary tax bills generally represent one half of the prior years total tax. The tax rate and new assessed values will be set in December 2020 and will be reflected on the “actual” tax bill issued January 1, 2021.

Please mail any payment that does not have a payment coupon to: 

Tax Collector
37 Washington Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

Please call the Collector’s office if you do not receive not receive your bill – 508-228-7200 Option 2.  All checks must be made payable to The Town of Nantucket. Altered checks will be returned to the maker. Please use only blue or black ink.

By state law, interest is charged on any and all late payments - even bills that have never been received.

Please notify us if your billing address has changed or if you are a new property owner.

Additional Copies

Please call the Collector’s office if you do not receive your bills - 508-228-7200 option 2. We are happy to email, fax or mail you additional copies.

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Bill

All motor vehicle excise tax bill address changes must be made directly with the the Registry of Motor Vehicles. You can call them at 857-368-8000 or go to their website.

Bank Payments

If you are using your bank’s online bill pay, you must indicate on your check the correct bill number, bill year and type of bill you are paying. If not included, we will no longer guarantee that your payment will be posted timely. If we are unable find the bill you are trying to pay, your payment will be returned to you.

Please note: Bill numbers change from year to year.


This page was last updated on June 22, 2020.