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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.
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Tax bills are issued quarterly and are based upon Dover’s fiscal year which begins July 1. The due dates for the payments are:
Interest accrues at 14% for all overdue Real Estate tax payments.
Overdue bills are charged the interest rate of 14%.
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.
No. Bills must be received before the due date. Please allow time for delivery.
The charge for a municipal lien certificate is $25.
Call the Treasurer at 508-785-0032, ext. 228 to see if the balance is still owed.
Contact the Treasurer at 508-785-0032, ext. 228. They will order one from the payroll service. It will cost $7.50.
Contact the Assessor’s Office at 508-785-0032, ext. 241 for information on tax relief programs for abatements and exemptions.