I should have received an Excise Bill. Why have I not received one?

There are many reasons why you may not have received a Motor Vehicle Excise tax. They may be any of the following:

  • The Registry of Motor Vehicles does not have your current mailing address.
  • Your registration has expired.
  • You haven't been billed yet. (Note: the Registry commits up to 12 billing cycles in a calendar year.)
  • The U.S. Postal Service has misplaced your bill.

Please be advised that under M.G.L. Chapter 60A, Section 2, "Failure to receive an excise notice shall not affect the validity of the excise". A person who does not receive a bill is still liable for the excise plus any interest and/or charges accrued. If you have not received a bill or think you have an outstanding excise tax, please feel free to contact the Collector's Office and inquire.

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1. Why am I receiving a Excise bill?
2. Who compiles the bill?
3. How is my vehicle's value calculated?
4. My vehicles valuation is too high or too low. Who do I contact?
5. How is my bill computed?
6. I just received and paid a bill. Why am I receiving another?
7. I no longer have this vehicle. Do I still have to pay the bill?
8. When are Excise Bills mailed out?
9. I should have received an Excise Bill. Why have I not received one?
10. Why am I being billed from a different town than I live in?
11. Can I make a partial payment towards my excise bill?
12. Why am I receiving another tax bill for my new car? When I registered my new car at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, I paid a tax. Am I paying twice?