Why do I have to pay excise tax?
This is a form of Local Revenue provided by the State of Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles in conjunction with the Mass DOR to mitigate the general cost of operation for a city or town.

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1. What are your hours of operation?
2. What if those hours don’t accommodate my schedule?
3. What if I do not live in town?
4. What types of payments do you accept?
5. Why do I have to pay a convenience fee for using my credit card?
6. That sounds expensive, is there any more cost effective way to pay my tax or water bills?
7. Do you accept Phone payments?
8. Why do the bills/payments get mailed to Medford?
9. What do I owe on my Tax/Water?
10. What is the procedure for requesting a Municipal Lien Certificate (MLC) and what are the fees?
11. Why do I have to pay excise tax?
12. Why can’t I pay marked Motor Vehicle Excise Tax or Tax Title online?
13. I do not own this vehicle; do I still have to pay?
14. I do not own this Real Estate property anymore, what do I do with the bill?