Excise Bills
Motor vehicle and boat excise bills are issued on a calendar year basis. Motor vehicle excise bills are owed to the town where the vehicle was garaged as of January 1. The rate of motor vehicle excise tax is $25 per $1,000 of value and the tax is calculated from January 1, or the date of registration, to the last day of the calendar year. Boat excise bills are owed to the town where the boat was moored as of July 1 of the preceding year. The rate of boat tax is $10 per $1,000 of value. Payments are due and payable within 30 days from the date of issue for motor vehicles and 60 days from the date of issue for boats.

Owners of motor vehicles registered as of January 1 each year can expect to receive their bill in the first commitment issued to the town by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The excise bills generated from the first excise commitment are usually issued in February of each year. Excise bills for motor vehicles registered after January 1 each year will be issued in subsequent commitments received from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. A subsequent commitment usually occurs within 2-3 months from the registration date. The Registry of Motor Vehicles issues several commitments throughout the year.

Abatements for motor vehicles and boats are issued by the Board of Assessors. Please contact the Assessor’s Office at 781-618-9760 for information regarding motor vehicle or boat abatements.

Penalty for Late Payments
Interest at a rate of 12% is computed daily and is assessed to all payments received after the original due dates. Postmarks are not acceptable; payments must be received by the due date to avoid interest. All unpaid excise bills generate a Demand notice which includes a $10 Demand fee and interest. Demand bills are payable 14 days from the date of issue. All unpaid excise demand bills are sent to John Y. Brady, Deputy Collector, Inc. for collection and additional fees are incurred. Unpaid Excise bills may result in the inability to renew your license and or your registration.

All warrants received from the deputy collector must be mailed to the following address:
John Y. Brady
Deputy Collector, Inc.
91 First Parish Road
Scituate, MA 02066

If you have any questions regarding a warrant received from the deputy collector please call their office at 781-545-5125.

Please make checks payable to the Town of Whitman. The deputy collector accepts credit card payments. There is a 3% fee for credit card payments processed by the deputy collector.