Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes
Motor Vehicle Excise bills are mailed in February each year for those vehicles garaged in the Town of Newbury with valid registrations on January 1st. Bills are mailed based on your information at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you have moved, please notify the Registry.
What happens if I purchase a new car:
For vehicles that are purchased/registered during the calendar year, an excise bill will be issued and pro-rated from the date of registration for the remainder of the calendar year.
What happens if I sell/trade my vehicle:
If you dispose of a vehicle after January 1st, you will need to pay the original excise tax in full and file for an abatement with the Office of the Assessor. Please do not ignore the original bill. For information regarding an abatement, CLICK HERE.
What happens if the excise is not paid by the due date:
If the excise tax is not received by the due date, a Demand Bill will be issued which will include interest and a $30.00 Demand fee. Demands are due within 14 days of isssuance. Excise taxes still unpaid after the Demand bill is due will be subject to the issuance of a warrant for collection by the Deputy Collector of Taxes.
The guidelines to enforce collection of Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes are found in Massachusetts General Law. Please refer to the Citizen Information Service Page publishes by the Office of the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth.
CLICK HERE to pay your bill on line.
Boat Excise Tax
Boat excise bills are issued in the fall, usually October, for the summer boating season.
What happens if the Boat Excise is not paid by the due date:
If the excise tax is not received by the due date, a Demand Bill wil be issued which will include interest and a $30.00 Demand fee. An additional penalty of $20.00 or twenty percent of the amount of the excise tax will be assessed. Demands are due within 14 days of issuance. Excise taxes still unpaid after the Demand bill is due will be subject to the issuance of a warrant for collection by the Deputy Collector of Taxes.