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Real Estate Taxes
The Town of Shrewsbury is on a quarterly billing system. Listed below are the mailing and due dates.
Mailing Date Due Date
July 1 August 1
October 1 November 1
January 1 February 1
April 1 May 1
As stated in M.G.L. CH 60, Section 3, cities and towns must send a bill to the owner of record as of January 1st of the year in which the tax was assessed. As a result, a new homeowner may not receive a bill in their name for up to a year and a half from the purchase date. New homeowners are encouraged to come to the Assessing Office to complete a new homeowner form with your name and mailing address. Failure to receive a bill does not stay the collection of the tax. If you do not receive a tax bill within a week of the mailing date, please contact our office and we will send a copy of the bill. Interest accrues at 14% per annum, on the unpaid amount, beginning the day following the due date until payment is made. After the May 1st due date has passed a demand bill is sent for any total or balance of the tax that is unpaid, plus interest and the $5.00 demand fee. This will be due in 14 days.

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Supplemental Real Estate Taxes
The Town of Shrewsbury has adopted CH 203 of the Acts of 1998 (adding G.L. CH 59, Section 2D) which is the supplemental tax assessment on new construction. Please be aware that this tax may be assessed on your property based on the date of your occupancy permit. This tax is collected in the same manner as real estate tax.
 
Excise Taxes
Excise taxes are issued throughout the year when commitments are received from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. All bills are based on the information in the RMV database. It is extremely important to keep your information current with their records. The bill explains the procedure to take if you have traded, sold or junked the vehicle. Abatements or adjustments do not occur automatically; you must apply to the Assessing Office. Excise tax payments are due 30 days from the mailing date. Interest accrues at 12% per annum, on unpaid tax, and a demand bill will be sent for any unpaid bill, plus interest and the $5.00 demand fee. Should an excise tax bill continue to remain unpaid it is turned over to Kelley & Ryan Associates, our Deputy Collector, for further collection under Mass General Laws.

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Utility Billing
Utility billing for water and sewer use are billed on quarterly cycles. The payments are due 30 days from the date of issue. Interest accrues at 14% per annum on the unpaid amount. A demand bill, due 14 days from issue, will be sent for any unpaid bill, plus interest and a $5.00 demand fee. Outstanding accounts will be liened to the real estate tax bill for further collection. Please refer to the reverse side of the bill for Rules and Regulations, Rate Information and Collection Procedures.

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