Collector of Taxes
Per the Town of Kingston's bylaws: The Collector of Taxes shall collect all accounts due to the Town committed to him by the Assessors, as well as all those which become due and payable through any other Department of the Town. The Town of Kingston at the Annual Town Meeting of March 3, 1928, accepted Section 38A, Chapter 41 of the General Laws as amended by Chapter 269 Acts of 1926, which provides that the Collector of Taxes shall collect all accounts due the town.
The Town Collector's office is pleased to provide our residents the ability to pay their town bills online. Residents can now pay real estate, personal property, motor vehicle excise, and water/sewer bills from the date of issue. Past due bills can now be paid online as well.
Current and past-due real estate and personal property taxes, as well as water bills, can be paid using the online payment system.
To set up an electronic billing account with our vendor City Hall Systems, please click here: E-Billing
Real Estate & Personal Property Tax
We are in the fiscal year 2023 (July 01, 2022 to June 30, 2023).
All information for Real Estate and Personal Property originates from the Board of Assessors 781-585-0509 and it is the Assessor's office that commits to the Town Collector the Warrant to collect those monies for the Town of Kingston.
It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure their taxes are paid timely. Not receiving a tax bill does not bar a property owner from paying a tax. Refunds for real estate and personal property tax are processed at the end of the fiscal year and checks are mailed from late July to early August.
Bills for Fiscal Year 2023
- Preliminary Bill: Mailed July 1, 2022
- Due: August 1, 2022, and November 1, 2022
- Actual Bill: Mailed January 1, 2023
- Due: February 1, 2023 and May 1, 2023
- What is the tax taking process?
If, after receiving a demand bill for the current fiscal year, your real estate taxes remain unpaid, the Town Collector will begin the process of tax taking.
First, a Public Notice Advertisement will be issued. A list of property owners (owner of the record as of January 1, and subsequent owners), parcel identification, and amount of unpaid taxes is submitted to the Kingston Reporter to be published in the Legal Notices. Copies of this publication are posted at the Town House and The Kingston Public Library.
On the date of the tax taking (which is noted in the advertisement), unpaid parcels are turned over to the Treasurer and recorded at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Plymouth, MA. Any effort to clear property in Tax Taking status is then handled by the Treasurer's Office whose phone is 781-585-0508.
A note of information: recorded liens are now being researched by major credit bureaus, which could affect your credit score.
- What if I receive a real estate and personal property tax demand bill?
Demand billing is a result of any unpaid taxes committed to the Collector for that fiscal year only (July 1 to June 30). Each real estate and personal property demand bill will be assessed a $15 demand charge.
Please do not ignore a real estate or personal property demand bill, even if you have your taxes escrowed by your mortgage company. A demand bill implies that the Town of Kingston has outstanding real estate and personal property taxes for the current fiscal year that are unpaid.
- How do I request a Tax Statement?
Request for Tax Statement fill out this form for Motor Vehicle Excise, Real Estate taxes or Water bill.