Personal Property Taxes FAQ

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What are the due dates for Personal Property Taxes?

Tax bills are issued four times a year, same as Real Estate. The quarterly tax payments due on the following dates: August 1st; November 1st;  February 1st;  May 1st.

What if I do not receive a Personal Property Bill?

You can request a statement by calling the Town Treasurer’s Office at (978) 768-4519.

What happens if I pay my Personal Property Tax Bill late?

Interest of 14% per annum will start accruing the day after the due date.

Where do I mail my Personal Property Tax Payment?

You may mail your bill to the attention of the Tax Collector at Town Hall, 30 Martin Street., Essex, MA  01929

How do I change the mailing address on my Personal Property Tax Bill?

All address changes must be made to the Assessors Office (978) 768-7831.

What happens if I do not pay my Personal Property Tax?

Tax payments must be received on or before the due date to avoid interest and demand. If payment is not made on or before the due date the account will begin to accrue interest rate of 14% per annum, computed from the date the bill was due.

On the 4th quarter bill a demand notice will be sent and a demand fee of $5.00 is charged to the account.
If the account remains delinquent, the delinquent amount will be submitted to our Deputy Collector.

What do I do if I move my business out of Essex?

If your business closes or moves out of the Town of Essex, you must contact the Assessors Office at (978) 768-7831 to file the necessary papers to delete your account with the Town.

I received a personal property bill and I don't own the business any longer?

Please contact the Assessors Office at (978) 768-7831 immediately to see if you are eligible to receive an abatement of the bill. If not, you are responsible for the payment of that bill.