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If your vehicle was registered in the previous year, the bill is normally mailed out around the end of February every year and due 30 days later. If you registered a vehicle during the year, you should expect an excise tax bill 2 to 3 months after registration. Please call the Deputy Collector’s office at (978) 620-3175 with the plate number or your license number for more information.
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For your real estate or personal property tax bill, please contact the Assessor’s office at (978) 620-3190.
For a water/sewer bill, please contact the Water & Sewer Department at (978) 620-3110.
For your excise tax bill, you will need to update your registration with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Your tax bill is based on the value of your property. The current tax rate is expressed in dollars per $1,000 of assessed value. If your assessed value is $200,000 and the current tax rate is $14.32, your annual tax would be $2,864 (200,000 multiplied by .01432).
Current fiscal year tax information is available on the City’s website. Please go to www.cityoflawrence.com and use the “Tax Bills Online Lookup” function.
For balances on overdue or tax title accounts, please call the Collector’s office at (978) 620-3170.
Real estate and personal property tax bills are issued quarterly on the first business day of July, October, January, and April. They are due the first business day of August, November, February, and May, respectively.
If you no longer own the vehicle, and you received a bill, you will need to apply for an abatement with the Assessor’s office. If the abatement is granted, but does not bring the bill to zero, the balance due must be paid by the due date to avoid fees and interest being added to the bill.