About the Tax Collector's Office
The Tax Collector is responsible for the printing, mailing and collection of all tax bills issued by the Town of Sandwich. These include: Motor Vehicle Excise Tax, Boat Excise Tax, Real Estate Tax and Personal Property Tax. The Tax Collector's office issues and maintains a record of Municipal Lien Certificates to be filed at the Registry of Deeds in Barnstable. This office also collects fees for and issues all Transfer Station Stickers and Beach Stickers.
Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Bills
Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills are issued semi-annually but are collected quarterly. This means four times a year, not four equal payments. The bills are mailed on June 30th and December 31st. Each mailing contains two bills with due dates of: August 1st, November 1st, February 1st, and May 1st. No reminder is sent between quarters. By state law, interest is charged on any and all late payments - even bills that have been lost in the mail or never received due to transfer of ownership. Copies of bills are available in the office if anyone should misplace their tax bill.