Important Dates

Your Birthday

Renewal of motor vehicle license plate, which expires midnight of the owner's birthday. Renewals are accepted 90 days prior to birth month. This applies to passenger cars, recreational vehicles, light trucks under 5,000 lbs., small trailers and motorcycles. Vessels also, expire on the owner's birthday.

January

  • Receive 2% discount on payment of real estate, and tangible personal property taxes.
  • Local Business Tax Penalty of 25% is added.

February

  • Receive 1% discount on payment of real estate and tangible personal property taxes.
  • Local Business Tax Penalty of 25% and $5.00 is added.

March

  • Full amount due on property taxes by March 31st.
  • Final (fourth) property tax installment program payment due by March 31st. Taxpayers currently enrolled in the installment program do not need to reapply to continue the program.
  • Local Business Tax Penalty of 25% and $5.00 is added.

April

  • All unpaid real estate property taxes become delinquent April 1st. At this time a 3% interest charge is added to the gross amount. Delinquent real estate property taxes will be advertised in a local newspaper and the cost of advertising will be added to the delinquent bill. Certified funds are required for unpaid Real Estate Taxes.
  • All unpaid tangible personal property taxes become delinquent April 1st. At this time a 1.5% per month interest charge is added to the gross amount. Within 45 days, delinquent tangible personal property taxes will be advertised in a local newspaper and the cost of advertising will be added to the delinquent bill.
  • Applications for next year's property tax installment payment plan due by April 30th.
  • Begin 1/2 year collection of Local Business Tax fees.

May

  • List of delinquent personal property taxes advertised in a local newspaper one time.
  • List of delinquent real estate taxes advertised once per week for three consecutive weeks, prior to tax Certificate sale, in a local newspaper.
  • Tax certificate sale for delinquent real estate taxes occurs on or before June 1st.

June

  • First property tax installment plan payment due on or before June 30th.

July

  • First installment must be received by July 30th, discount not applicable and 5% penalty is added. If not received participation in the program is canceled. The spiny lobster sport season is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday's in July.
  • Tax Warrant processing begins on delinquent tangible personal property taxes July 1st.
  • Begin collection Local Business Tax

September

  • Second property tax installment program payment due by September 30th.
  • Continue collecting Local Business Tax.

October

  • Local Business Tax becomes delinquent and a penalty of 10% is added.
  • City parking permits are renewable.

November

  • Collection of real estate property taxes and tangible personal property taxes begins. Receive a 4% discount on payments made by November 30th.
  • Local Business Tax Penalty of 15% is added.

December

  • Receive a 3% discount on payment of real estate and tangible personal property taxes.
  • Local Business Tax Penalty of 20% is added.
  • Third property tax installment program payment due by December 31st.
  • Registration and renewal of trucks over 5,000 pounds, truck-trailers, semi-trailers, nine-passenger and over vehicles for hire, due by December 31st. Mobile home decals also expire December 31st.

Holiday Schedule 2019/2020

Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2019

Columbus Day

Monday, October 14, 2019

 Veteran's Day

Monday, November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Day after Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Day

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 20, 2020

Presidents' Day

Monday, February 17, 2020

Good Friday

Friday, April 10, 2020

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020

Independence Day

Friday, July 3, 2020