Tax Bill Information
About your Property Tax Bill:
Massachusetts General Law requires that we must send the property tax bill to the owner of record as of the January 1 date immediately preceding the start of the fiscal year. ~This means that if you had purchased property in the Town of Ware after January 1, the tax bills for July 1 to June 30 would be in the name of the previous owner and in all likelihood, the bills would be forwarded to the previous owner by the post office. ~Please call the Tax Collector’s office (413) 967-9648, Ext. 178 to have a copy of the bill mailed to you. Remember, it is the owner’s responsibility to pay the tax obligation on time.
Due Dates - Quarterly Tax Billing System:
First payment: Normally due on or before August 1
Second payment: Normally due on or before November 1
Third Payment: Normally due on or before February 1
Fourth Payment: Normally due on or before May 1
Note: If a payment due date falls on a weekend, the due date will move to the first Monday after the due date. Please read the tax bill for further information.
All checks must be made payable to: Town of Ware. Mail payments to: Tax Collector, 126 Main St. Suite C, Ware, MA 01082-1370
Penalty for late payment:
Interest at an annual rate of 14%, computed per diem, is assessed on all payments received at the Tax Collector’s Officeafter the due dates. *No exceptions.
*POSTMARKS DO NOT VERIFY TIMELY PAYMENT.
Tax Collector's Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00AM to 4:30PM.
Please read the back of tax bill for further information.
Please direct inquiries regarding water bills or rates to the Water Department.