What if I did not receive a tax bill?

Failure to receive your property tax bill does not excuse you from payment of taxes, or from the interest and fees that accrue on the outstanding balance(s). A tax bill is generated and mailed for every parcel in the Town. It is the responsibility of the property owner to pay taxes even if they did not receive a bill.

Visit our webpage and access a PDF of your bill with your account number.  Or you can contact the Treasurer/Collector to have a duplicate bill mailed to you. By operation of law, the name of the record owner as of January 1 of the previous fiscal year must be on the tax bill. New property owners can have their name added to the bill (shows as “c/o” on the bill) by contacting Assessing by email at assessors@brooklinema.gov or calling (617) 730-2060.

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1. What is the real estate tax rate and how is it calculated?
2. When are real estate taxes due?
3. What are the monthly periods covered by the real estate tax bill?
4. What is the preliminary real estate tax bill?
5. What is the actual real estate tax bill?
6. When are tax bills mailed?
7. Do you accept postmarks for payment date receipt?
8. What will happen if I do not pay my bill by the due date?
9. How do I change or update my billing address?
10. Is there a duplicate bill fee?
11. Where is the Treasurer/Collector’s Office located?
12. Where can I park when I visit Town Hall?
13. Where should I mail correspondence?
14. Does the Treasurer/Collector have an email address?
15. To whom do I make my checks payable?
16. Where do I mail my real estate tax bill?
17. Can I pay my taxes online?
18. Can I pay my taxes over the phone?
19. What if I did not receive a tax bill?
20. How do I obtain a duplicate tax bill?
21. My mortgage company pays my taxes, why did you send me a bill?
22. Does the Town send a tax bill to my mortgage company?
23. I paid my taxes and should not have because my mortgage company pays my taxes, what should I do?
24. I am a new owner, will the tax bill be sent to me?
25. I sold my property and still received a real estate tax bill. What should I do?
26. I just bought a newly developed condominium, what do I need to know?
27. What if my check is returned?
28. What if my payment was not credited to my account?
29. How do I obtain my tax payments for the last calendar year for income tax purposes?
30. Am I eligible for a Residential Exemption?
31. I live on a limited income, what options are available to reduce my taxes?
32. What is an Abatement?
33. What is an Elderly Exemption?
34. What is the Elderly Deferral Program?
35. What is a Municipal Lien Certificate?
36. I received a Real Estate Demand Notice, why?
37. I received a letter in the mail stating my taxes are overdue. What happens if I don’t pay it?
38. What is Tax Title?
39. How do I get a Certificate of Redemption or a Release?
40. I received a Personal Property tax bill but no longer own a business in Brookline.