Motor Vehicle Excise

All Massachusetts residents who own and register a motor vehicle must pay the motor vehicle excise annually. The city or town where the vehicle is principally garaged levies the excise and the revenues become part of the general funds of the municipality.

The excise is based on information furnished on the application for registration of the motor vehicle. Any correction of name, model, registration number, make or year of manufacture must be recorded with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Excise Bill Abatement
If an owner of a motor vehicle feels that they are entitled to an adjustment of their excise bill, it is strongly recommended that they pay the bill in full, then contact the Board of Assessors for an application for abatement.

Do not ignore an excise bill for a vehicle you no longer own.