How can I change the tax bill to my name, after purchasing a parcel of property?

New owners will be automatically updated by the Assessor’s Office upon receipt of a copy of the recorded deed from the Registry of Deeds. If the sale is very close to a tax due date, you may call the Collectors Office at 978-365-4123 for a remittance slip to be sent to you. The Collector of Taxes is required by Massachusetts General Law to issue the bill to the assessed owner as of January 1. The Assessors will amend the property records to show a “care of” owner on the second line of the bill, the postal service should deliver the bill to the care of owner. The old owners name will automatically be removed on the next January 1 billing cycle.

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1. At what ratio is property assessed?
2. What does 100% of full and fair cash value mean?
3. How do I check ownership or valuation of property?
4. What is a map, block and lot (MBLU)?
5. How do I change my mailing address for tax billing?
6. When do I file for overvaluation abatement?
7. Where do I file an abatement application?
8. When are real property tax bills mailed and payments due?
9. Where should I mail my real estate tax payment?
10. What should I do in the event I do not receive my bill?
11. What happens if I do not pay my tax bill?
12. What do I need to do if my mortgage company pays the taxes on my property?
13. Why should I pay interest on a late payment when I never received my tax bill?
14. How can I change the tax bill to my name, after purchasing a parcel of property?
15. Who is responsible for the taxes if a property is sold after January 1?
16. What should I do if I recently sold my property, but I am still receiving a tax bill?
17. What happens if the check I mail 'bounces'?
18. What happens when a tax bill is paid, but you receive a demand notice for tax not paid, or, you find out that you overpaid?
19. What if I have a credit on my account?
20. Where can I go for more information?