Tax Collector’s Office
The Collector’s Office is closed to the public at this time and the administrative staff will be working remotely until further notice. While a "Shelter in Place" directive has not been issued at this time, the administrative staff will be staggering times in the office to address items that cannot be accomplished remotely to reduce the number of people working in close proximity to each other and to implement social distancing.
If you need an emergency appointment with an administrative staff member, please contact Collector, Debra Blanchette at 508-862-4661 or Asistant Collector, Gislaine Morse at 508-862-4054 to discuss your needs. The best way to reach us for all other inquires is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on the Town of Barnstable's response and resources related to COVID-19, please visit www.barnstablehealth.com. Thank you for your patience and support as we continue adjusting to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
The Town of Barnstable will be mailing Motor Vehicle Excise bills dated April 9, 2020. These bills have already been printed. The due dates on the tax bills will indicate May 8th; however, taxpayers will have until June 30, 2020 to pay the bill without interest and penalties. If you have any questions regarding the motor vehicle excise bill payments, please call the Tax Collector's Office at 508-862-4054 or email to email@example.com.
Barnstable Town Manager Extends Payment Due Dates for Town Bills and Exemptions and Tax Deferral Applications
TOWN BILLS AND EXEMPTIONS AND TAX DEFERRAL APPLICATIONS
BARNSTABLE, MA – Town Manager Mark Ells, acting under newly granted authority by the Legislature and Governor, is announcing the extension of due dates for the following real estate and personal property bills, motor vehicle excise bills, water and sewer utility bills, and exemption and deferral applications:
Fourth Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills:
Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes:
Water and Sewer Utility Bills:
Property Tax Personal Exemption and Tax Deferral Applications:
In addition to extending the due date for payments, The Town Manager is also waiving the payment of interest and other penalties in the event of late payment of any real estate, personal property, motor vehicle excise, boat excise, and water or sewer utility bills for an additional month, giving Barnstable taxpayers until June 30, 2020, to make payment without incurring interest or demand late fees.
Please note that this newly granted authority only allows municipal chief executives to extend statutory payment deadlines and waive statutory interest and penalties through the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2020. Under the new state legislation, payments made after June 30, 2020 will be subject to interest and penalties back to June 1, 2020.
During the COVID-19 emergency, the office of the Treasurer/Collector is closed to the public. However, there are several optional payment methods available:
If you have any questions regarding property, excise and sewer bill payments, please call the Tax Collector’s Office at 508-862-4054 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions regarding water bills can be directed to the Town’s Water Supply Division at 508-775-0063.
Questions regarding Residential, Veterans, Seniors, and Blind Exemption applications can be directed to the Town Assessor’s office by calling 508.862.4022 or 508.862.4020 or email to email@example.com