The fiscal year for property tax covers the period from July 1 to June 30. The usual billing dates are as follows:
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 one fourth of the prior year's net tax, adjusted to reflect the annual 2.5 percent 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 allquarterly 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
Property Tax payments can now be made online from your checking account or in the Collector’s Office with a credit card. Certain fees will apply to credit card transactions, while there is no charge to pay from your checking account.
• Payments not received in the Tax Collector's Office by 5:00 PM on the due date will be subject to 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 TOWN OF GREENFIELD, in the enclosed pre-addressed envelope. Enclose the return copy 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, do not write it on your bill. Please 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 Town.
• To request a receipt, enclose both copies of your bill and a stamped self-addressed envelope.
If you have a payment question, call the Treasurer's Office at 413-772-1567
If you have a question about abatements, exemptions, or deferrals, call the Assessor's Office at 413-772-1506
Posted: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 11:27 AM
Updated Mon, Dec 19, 2022 12:00 AM