The most common reason for a tax bill to be issued for a vehicle no longer on the road is failure of the owner to return the plates to the Registry of Motor Vehicles as required. If a vehicle no longer on the road retains the plate registration, the bill may not be abated until it is sold or junked and the plate returned to the RMV.
The most common reason for a tax bill to be issued to a former place of residence is failure to notify the RMV of the address change or new place of garaging.
It is important to note that state law authorizes the RMV to suspend or revoke the license or registration of an operator or owner of a motor vehicle for failure to report any change of name or address within 30 days.
Important note: Failure to receive the bill does not negate the bill; you will be held responsible for all interest and charges if the bill is not paid by the due date.
Questions concerning tax payments should be addressed to the Collector at (508) 285-0220. Questions concerning abatements should be directed to the Assessor's (508) 285-0270