- When are Real Estate tax bills due?
Tax bills are issued quarterly and are based upon Sherborn's fiscal year which begins July 1. The due dates for the payments are:
- August 1
- November 1
- February 1
- May 1
Interest accrues at 14% for all overdue Real Estate tax payments.
- I sold the property. Why do I still get tax bills in my name?
Real Estate and Personal Property taxes are assessed to the owner of record as of January 1st. If the property is sold, the tax bills cannot be changed until the following fiscal year. The original owner should forward a copy of the tax bill to the new owner.
- My mortgage company pays my tax bill. Can you bill them directly?
The law specifies that bills be sent to the owner of record at the Registry of Deeds. Often mortgages are sold, or homeowners refinance the property, which can result in an overdue bill. Homeowners should forward a copy of the bill to the Escrow department at their bank/mortgage company.
- If I mail my bill before the due date but you receive it after the due date is the postmark date accepted?
No. Bills must be received before the due date. Please allow time for delivery.
- How much is the charge for a municipal lien certificate?
The charge for a municipal lien certificate is $25.
- What kind of tax relief programs are available for abatements and exemptions?
Contact the Assessor's Office at 508-651-7857 for information on tax relief programs for abatements and exemptions.