Each year, there is an average of between six and ten motor vehicle tax bill mailings. The largest mailing occurs in February and usually includes all vehicles that were registered as of January 1st.
These bills, although collected by the Town of Williamsburg, are generated from the records of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Address changes must be made through the registry.
Payments are due 30 days from the date of the billing and is noted on the bill. If not received by the Collector by that date, demands are sent with interest and fees applying. If still not received within two weeks from the date the demand is mailed, the bill is turned over to the Deputy Collector for collection. At that point, all further contact must be through his office as follows:
Deputy Collector Arthur P. Jones, 98 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
Additional fees and interest accrue quickly and once turned over to the Deputy Collector, your license and registration are “marked” at the registry and you will be unable to conduct business until all of your balances are paid in full with cash or certified funds.
Applications for abatements are on the back of each bill or can be obtained from the Assessors. Even if you are applying for abatement, you should pay each bill in full to avoid any collections processes or additional fees. If an abatement is granted, a refund will be mailed to you for any portion overpaid.
Postmarks are not considered payment in a timely fashion per Massachusetts General Law. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure that tax bills arrive in the Collector’s office on or before the due dates. TO MAKE AN ONLINE EXCISE TAX PAYMENT, CLICK HERE