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Personal/Property Tax Collection

Nahant real estate and personal property taxes are paid on a biannual basis. The fiscal year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of each year. The following table outlines the payment system:

BillingDate MailedDue Date
1st BillingOctober 1stNovember 1st
2nd BillingApril 1stMay 1st
If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, taxes are due the first business day thereafter.

Payment Information

The Nahant Town Hall is open from Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 4 PM and on Friday from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The building is closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Mailing Address for Governmental Offices:
Town of Nahant
Office of the Collector of Taxes
334 Nahant Road
Nahant, MA 01908

Change of Address

If you purchase a home during the year or want to change the mailing address on your bills, please print out, complete a Change of Owner form in full, and mail it to the Treasurer/Collector’s office in Town Hall.

Penalty for Late Payment

Interest at an annual rate of 14%, computed per day, is assessed on all payments received at the Collector’s Office after the due dates outlined above.

Important Tax Payment Tips

  • If taxes are paid from a bank escrow account, send both copies of your bill to your bank when you receive it from Town Hall. The first tax bill is mailed no later than October 1st. The second tax bill is mailed no later than April 1st.
  • Do not mail cash.
  • Sign and date your check. Unsigned checks will be returned. DO NOT POST DATE THE CHECK. Checks will not be held by the Collector for later deposit. A post-dated check that is processed and not honored by the bank will result in penalties and fees and charges imposed by both the bank and the Town.
  • To request a receipt, you must include both copies of your bill and a stamped self-addressed envelope with your payment. If you are a new homeowner, please understand that Massachusetts’s law requires that the tax bill be sent to the record owner as of the previous January 1st. You should retrieve a copy of your tax bill at Town Hall to avoid late payment penalties. Massachusetts’s law states that your failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or the proceedings for collection.
  • Questions concerning tax payments should be addressed to the Collector at (781) 581-0018.
  • Questions concerning valuations, over-valuations, abatements including the elderly, blind, veterans’ or hardships, exemptions or deferrals must be addressed to the Assessor’s Office at (781) 581-0212. Visit the Assessor’s webpage for more information and online forms.

Electronic Payments Through Your Bank

If you make payments electronically through your bank, make sure you indicate the account number on your bank check.