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The Treasurer/Collector's office has no legal authority to change mailing addresses on bills. You must contact the following departments to change your mailing address:
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The fiscal year is the Town's accounting year. The fiscal year straddles a calendar year - it runs from July 1st of the current year until June 30th of the next year. For example, Fiscal Year 2016 would be July 1st, 2015 to June 30th, 2016.
Rockport bills for taxes on a semi-annual basis (twice per year) within the fiscal year.
The first half of taxes (covers July 1st to December 31st) are typically due in the late fall/early winter. The 1st half taxes cannot be issued until the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has certified the tax rate for the Town.
The 2nd half taxes (covers January 1st to June 30th) are always due and payable by May 1st of the same fiscal year, i.e. 1st half taxes could be due December 21st, and your 2nd half taxes are due on May 1st.
Please be advised that all payments are based on the date they are received and not on the post date upon the envelope.
If you are paying Town bills via ePay or eCheck, please be aware that your funds are not transferred electronically by your bank to the Town's bank. Your bank cuts a paper check and mails it to the address you provide when setting up the payment. Please make sure you allow adequate time for mailing; payments are posted as of receipt in the Treasurer/Collector's Office; post date is not accepted.
Please consider making payments via City Hall Systems. Your payments are recorded in real-time and are updated in the Town's financial system.
Mail your real estate tax payment to: