Important Notice to New Property Owner

The Town’s fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. It is not a calendar year.

The Town uses a quarterly payment system for property taxes. Due dates for these payments are as follows:  

Aug. 1Nov. 1Feb. 1May 1

The Town mails a two part “preliminary tax bill” in mid to late June and a two part “actual tax bill” in mid to late December. (2 mailings for 4 payments)

State law requires the taxpayer to locate the tax bill and pay in a timely manner. Delinquent accounts accrue interest at a rate of 14% per annum. If you have not received a bill by July 1 or Jan. 1 please contact the Collector’s office at 617-898-4853.

The Board of Assessors is required by state law(C.59 S.11) to assess property taxes to the owner of record as of January 1 of the preceding fiscal year. Consequently, you may not receive a tax bill in your name for up to 18 months.

Under Mass G.L. Ch. 59 S. 2D towns may make a pro rata tax assessment on the value of certain improvements to real estate made after the Jan. 1 assessment date. The assessment is made only on those parcels for which an occupancy permit is issued during the fiscal year and the new construction increases the parcel value by more than fifty percent.

The Town of Milton bill Water/Sewer charges on a quarterly basis.  Please check with the Water/Sewer dept. to ensure that your name and mailing address is correct. The number is 617-898-4879. You should receive an “actual” bill every three months.

Most motor vehicle excise tax bills are mailed in February or March. State law requires that you notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles of any change of address, since the Registry generates all motor vehicle excise bills for all municipalities in the Commonwealth.