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FAQ Topic: M/V-Boat Excise

How is my motor vehicle bill determined?

Bill Computation: An excise at the rate of $25 per one thousand dollars of valuation (effective 1/1/81) is levied on each motor vehicle. Information on the value of a motor vehicle is accessed electronically by the Registry of Motor Vehicles though a data bank complete with valuation figures. Valuation figures are the manufacturers’ list prices … Continued

I no longer reside in Danvers. Do I still have to pay this bill?

You must pay motor vehicle excise to the city or town you resided in on January 1st.  Residency is based on the Registry of Motor Vehicles registration records as of January 1st.  You are not entitled to an abatement if your move to another Massachusetts city or town during the calendar year. If you move … Continued

I no longer own this vehicle. Do I still have to pay the bill?

State Law requires you to pay your excise tax bill then file an abatement at a later time to avoid late fees, penalties and interest.  If you no longer own the vehicle and the registration was cancelled or transferred to another vehicle, you may file for an abatement.  If the vehicle was sold, traded-in, donated, … Continued

How is my Boat Valued?

State Guidelines Length of Vessel Valuations of Vessels   under 4 yrs/age 4-6 yrs/age 7 or more yrs/age under 16′ $ 1,000 $  700 $  400 16′ but less than 17.5′ $ 1,500 $ 1,000 $  800 17.5′ but less than 20′ $ 3,000 $ 2,000 $ 1,500 20′ but less than 22.5′ $ 5,000 … Continued

How do I pay my excise taxes?

You can pay taxes in person by visiting the Treasurer’s office on the first floor of Town Hall; by mailing payment to the Treasurer’s Office, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923 or online.

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