What happens if I don’t pay the bill?

If an excise bill is not paid within 30 days from the issue date, the Treasurer/Collector will send a demand, with a fee for $5.00. In addition, interest will accrue on the overdue bill at an annual rate of 12% from the day after the due date.

If the demand is not answered within 14 days, the Treasurer/Collector may issue a warrant to the Deputy Tax Collector which carries a $10.00 fee.

The Deputy Tax Collector will issue a warrant notice at a cost of $12.00. If there is still no response, a final warrant will be delivered to the taxpayer at his/her residence or workplace, at a fee of $17.00.

 If no payment is made, the taxpayer’s vehicle registration and operator’s license will be “marked” for nonrenewal at the RMV.



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1. What is Excise tax?
2. What if I sold my car but received an Excise Tax Bill?
3. I transferred my license plate to another car and received another Excise bill.
4. I received an Excise tax bill but no longer live in Brookline.
5. What if I do not receive a bill?
6. Where do I mail my Excise Tax Bill?
7. Can I pay my Excise Bill online?
8. Can I pay my Excise Bill over the phone?
9. What happens if I don’t pay the bill?
10. What if my check is returned?
11. What if my payment was not credited to my account?