Tax Billing Overview
Please be aware that by Massachusetts State Law ALL tax bills are due on or before the due date listed on the bill. Allow for mailing time, bills are considered paid on the date they are received by the Tax Office we DO NOT go by postmark.
Please call the Collector's Office if you do not receive your bill - 508-228-7200 - option 2.
By state law, interest is charged on any and all late payments - even bills that have never been received.
Please notify us if your mailing address has changed or you are a new property owner. We are able to update the mailing address for real estate and personal property tax bills, however the mailing address for motor vehicle excise tax bills must be changed through the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Real Estate and Personal Property - Preliminary and Actual Taxes
The first quarter preliminary real estate and personal property tax bills will be issued on July 1, 2022 and will be due on August 1, 2022. The second quarter preliminary tax bills will be issued October 1, 2022 and will be due on November 1, 2022.
Preliminary tax bills generally represent one half of the prior fiscal year's total tax. The annual tax rate and new assessed values will be set in December 2021 and will be reflected on the "actual" tax bill issued January 1, 2023.
The third quarter tax bills will be issued on January 1, 2023 and will be due February 1, 2023. The fourth quarter tax bills will be issued on April 3, 2023 and will be due on May 3, 2023.
Note: Personal property is assessed as of January 1st of each bill and is billed in arears. Personal property is assessed as 3% of the building value.
The assessed owner on January 1, 2022 will be responsible for payment of the entire fiscal year of 2023. At the end of the fiscal year 2023 (June 30, 2023) the personal property account will be deleted from the billing system and no future bills will be issued.
Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes
Motor vehicle excise tax are billed annually. The bills are usually sent out at the beginning of the year. If the bill remains unpaid after the due date, a demand notice is sent. After the demand notice is sent and the bill is still unpaid, we transfer the responsibility of collection to our Deputy Tax Collector – Kelley & Ryan who then sends out a warrant to collect. Once we transfer the responsibility of collection, we can no longer accept payments. The payments must either be made online through townpay.com (which will redirect you to epay.kelleyryan.com) or sent to their office:
Deputy Tax Collector
P.O. Box 203
Milford, MA 01757
To pay an overdue excise tax bill that has been sent to our Deputy Tax Collectors please click the image below.
The mailing address for motor vehicle excise tax bills must be changed through the Registry of Motor Vehicles. This can be done over the phone 857-368-8000 or by visiting their website.
Payments can be made online, paid by check through the mail, in person or dropped off, or cash payments can be accepted in person during business hours.
To pay your real estate, personal property, motor vehicle and boat excise tax bills online, to schedule online payments or to sign up to receive a copy of you bill electronically please the image below:
All checks must be made to the Town of Nantucket. Altered checks will be returned to the maker. Please use only blue or black ink. Please reference your bill number and/or Parcel ID, bill year and type of bill (real estate, personal property, motor vehicle excise, boat excise, etc.) in the memo.
Please mail any payment that does not have a payment coupon and any overnight or priority mail directly to the Tax Office at:
37 Washington Street
Nantucket, MA, 02554
There is a lockbox available for payments at all times located at 37 Washington Street. The silver lockbox is mounted through the wall and is under the porch in the corner.
Bank Payment Check
Please note if you are using your bank’s online bill pay, you must indicate on your check the correct bill number and/or Parcel ID, bill year and type of bill you are paying. If we are unable to identify the bill you are attempting to pay, your payment will be returned. Please be aware that by Massachusetts State Law ALL tax bills are due on or before the due date listed on the bill. Allow for mailing time, as bills are considered paid on the date they are received by the Tax Office and we DO NOT go by postmark.
Cash is accepted only in person Monday-Friday 8am-4pm at the Tax Office located at 37 Washington Street. DO NOT mail cash or leave it in our lockbox.
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 of your bills.