Tax Collector

Please be aware that by Massachusetts State Law ALL tax bills are due on or before the due date listed on the bill. Allow for mailing time, bills are considered paid on the date they are received by the Tax Office we DO NOT go by postmark.

DUE TO A SLIGHT PROCESSING DELAY IN THE ISSUANCE OF THE THIRD QUARTER REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BILLS, THE DUE DATE FOR BOTH THE THIRD AND FOURTH QUARTER TAX BILLS IS MAY 3, 2021.

The first quarter preliminary real estate and persona! property tax bills were issued on July 1, 2020 and were due on August 3, 2020. The second quarter preliminary tax bills were issued October 1, 2020 and were due on November 2, 2020. Preliminary tax bills generally represent one half of the prior fiscal year's total tax. The annual tax rate and new assessed values were set in December 2020 and are reflected on the "actual" tax bill issued January 8, 2021.

The third quarter real estate and persona! property tax bills were issued on January 8, 2021and will be due on May 3, 2021. The fourth quarter real estate and persona! property tax bills will be issued on April 1, 2021 and will be due on May 3, 2021.

Please mail any payment that does not have a payment coupon and any overnight or priority mail directly to the Tax Office at:

Tax Collector

37 Washington Street

Nantucket, MA, 02554

Please call the Collector's Office if you do not receive your bill - 508-228-7200 Option 2.
All checks must be made made to the Town of Nantucket. Altered checks will be returned to the maker. Please use only blue or black ink. 

By state law, interest is charged on any and al late payments - even bills that have never been received.

Please notify us if you billing address has changed or you are a new property owner.

Operations During Covid-19 Pandemic

The Tax Collectors office is now accepting requests for in-office appointments. These appointments are for taxpayers who we are unable to help via phone or email. In order to continue to keep the public and our staff safe appointments will be limited to one person. All persons will be required to wear a mask at all times, maintain social distancing and hand sanitize. These appointments are not intended for dropping off payments or obtaining receipts.

The Tax Collectors office will be available for pre-approved appointments on Monday afternoon 1-3, Tuesday morning 10-12, Thursday morning 10-12 and Friday afternoon 1-3.

Please call the Tax Collector, Trisha Murphy at 508-228-7200 extension 7048 or email tmurphy@nantucket-ma.gov and we will discuss whether an appointment is necessary.

Online Payments

Pay your real estate, personal property, and motor vehicle and boat excise tax bills online, or schedule automatic tax payments.

Additional Copies

Please call the Collector’s office if you do not receive your bills - 508-228-7200 option 2. We are happy to email, fax or mail you additional copies.

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Bill

All motor vehicle excise tax bill address changes must be made directly with the the Registry of Motor Vehicles. You can call them at 857-368-8000 or go to their website.

Bank Payments

If you are using your bank’s online bill pay, you must indicate on your check the correct bill number, bill year and type of bill you are paying. If we are unable to identify the bill you are attempting to pay, your payment will be returned. Please be aware that by Massachusetts State Law ALL tax bills are due on or before the due date listed on the bill. Allow for mailing time, bills are considered paid on the date they are received by the Tax Office we DO NOT go by postmark.