Tax Bill Information

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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.