The fiscal year for property tax covers the period from July 1 to June 30. The usual billing dates are as follows:
|Quarter||Issue Date||Due Date|
|First||July 1||August 1|
|Second||July 1||November 1|
|Third||January 1||February 1|
|Fourth||January 1||May 1|
|If the normal due date falls on a weekend or a holiday, the actual due date is the next business day. Interest at an annual rate of 14% is charged for late payments.|
The first and second quarter preliminary property tax bills are estimated based on 1/4 of the prior year's net tax, adjusted to reflect the annual 2.5% tax increase allowed under Proposition 2 1/2, plus any other tax increase attributable to approved overrides or exclusions.
PENALTIES FOR LATE PAYMENT
Under the quarterly payment system, interest of 14% per annum will be charged for the number of days the payment is overdue after the due date. Timely payment of all quarterly bills is generally a prerequisite to preserving an owner's right to appeal an abatement decision of the Board of Assessors.
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
14 Court Square, 1st Floor
Greenfield, MA. 01301
You can go the online payment portal here.
Payments not received in the Collector's Office by 5 p.m. on the due date will be subject to an interest penalty at the rate of 14% per year, daily basis, from the due date until payment is made.
- POSTMARKS DO NOT VERIFY TIMELY PAYMENT. Mail early to ensure delivery through the Post Office.
- Mail payments, payable to City of Greenfield, in the pre-addressed envelope sent with your bill mailing; don't forget a stamp! Enclose the return portion of the bill with your check. PLEASE do not enclose any other payment in the property tax envelope. If you have a change of mailing address, please don't write it on your bill; note your property address, your parcel number, and your new mailing address on a separate piece of paper and include it with your payment.
- If taxes are paid from a bank escrow account, you should send both copies of your bill to your bank.
- Do not enclose cash.
- Sign and date your check. DO NOT DATE THE CHECK AHEAD; checks cannot be held by the Collector for later deposit. A post-dated check that is processed and not honored by the bank will result in additional charges imposed by the bank and the city.
- To request a receipt, enclose both copies of your bill and a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
QUESTIONS REGARDING PROPERTY TAX BILLING
Questions regarding property tax billing should be directed as follows:
For PAYMENTS, please call the Treasurer-Collector’s Office at 413-772-1567.
For ABATEMENTS, EXEMPTIONS, OR DEFERRALS, please call the Assessor’s Office at 413-772-1506 or check the abatements page.