The Treasurer/ Tax Collector's office is located on the first floor of the Homer Building, 19 Moore Street and is open Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There is also a drop off mail box located outside 19 Moore Street. (at the foot of the stairs) where residents may drop off tax payments, electric light bill payments, water bill payments, or any other town payments. Payments left in the box will be credited the next business day.
In July 2004 the Town of Belmont began collecting real estate and personal property taxes on a quarterly schedule.
The Town of Belmont currently bills on a quarterly schedule. Real estate and personal property tax bills for the fiscal Year (July to June) are mailed the last week of June, September, December and March. Payments are due by 4 p.m. in the Tax Collector's office on August 1, November 1st, February 1st and May 1st or the following regular business day if the 1st falls on a weekend. Postmarks are not considered payment in a timely fashion per Mass. General Law. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure that tax bills arrive in the Treasurer/Collector's office on or before the due dates.
There are between six and eight Motor Vehicle Excise tax bill mailings during the year. The largest mailing occurs in February and usually includes all vehicles that were registered in Belmont for over one year. These bills, although collected by the Town, are generated from the records of the Registry of Motor Vehicles as of January 1st of the bill year.