What happens if my payment is late?

If the bill remains outstanding more than thirty (30) days after its issuance, it will continue to accrue interest and other charges and fees for which you will be responsible. Your driver's license and/or vehicle registration will also be submitted to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles for non-renewal action. For more information, contact the Treasurer/Collector's office at 508-760-6131.

Note: It is important to remember that the bill for a vehicle you no longer own should not be ignored. On unpaid excise tax bills, an owner risks incurring late fees and penalties if an abatement is not granted.

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1. What is motor vehicle excise?
2. Where does the billing information come from?
3. How is the excise determined?
4. How is the excise tax calculated?
5. Who collects the motor vehicle excise?
6. When is payment due?
7. What happens if my payment is late?
8. What are the requirements for abatements (adjustment to your bill)?
9. How do I cancel my registration (license plates)?
10. How do I get an abatement?