I sold my property and still received a real estate tax bill. What should I do?

By operation of law, the name of the owner of record as of January 1 will appear on the tax bill for the next fiscal year (4 bills per fiscal year). If you sold your property on a date that is close to a tax due date, verify that your mortgage company did not make a tax payment on your behalf in addition to the closing attorney that handled the sale. The new owner should contact Assessing to have his/her name and address “added” to the tax bill in the “c/o” field of the address for the remainder of the fiscal year. You may return the bill to the Town, forward it to the new owner, or discard the bill. **Please note, you will need to remove your email information from Invoice Cloud if you have registered your account online.

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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.