Excise Tax

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IMPORTANT NOTICE - Calendar Year 2020 Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

Please be advised that the Registry of Motor Vehicles has updated their internal software. As result of the update you may notice a slight change in your excise bill, particularly if you have an older vehicle. Please contact the Office of the Assessors with questions concerning this matter.

General Information

Excise tax is generated by the State of Massachusetts and administered by the Cities and Towns where the boat or motor vehicle is principally situated.  Values are set in accordance with MGL Chapter 60A (motor vehicle and trailer) and MGL Chapter 60B (boat); the tax amount due is determined by using the applicable tax rate of $25.00 per $1,000 of value and $10.00 per $1,000 of value respectively. You may qualify for an exemption or an abatement; please contact the Assessors’ Office for additional information.

Contact Us

For additional information on Gloucester’s excise tax, please contact us via email or call us at (978) 281-9715.