Real Estate and Personal Property Tax

  • Real Estate Tax:  Tax on the land and the building

  • Personal Property Tax:   Tax on equipment, furniture, etc., within a place of business

  • The Town works in a Fiscal Year which runs July 1st to June 30th

  • Tax bills are issued quarterly and mailed at least 30 days prior to the due date.

  • Due dates that fall on a weekend or holiday are due the following business day.




August 1

July, August, September

Preliminary – tax rate not set

November 1

October, November, December

Preliminary – tax rate not set 

February 1

January, February, March

Actual – tax rate set

May 1

April, May June

Actual – tax rate set

  •  Interest accrues daily at 14% on any tax not paid by due date.

  • Demands on any unpaid tax are sent at the end of the Fiscal Year. Unpaid taxes do not forward to the next fiscal year tax bill.

  • If you do not receive a tax bill and you pay your own taxes, you can print/pay your bill on-line by visiting Invoice Cloud

  • Please be aware, it is the responsibility of all homeowners/business owners to know when taxes are due

  • Tax bills are sent to Registered Homeowners - New Homeowners may not be listed on the bill for six months to a year.  For more information about this, please see the  Assessor's FAQ page, Question 10

  • The Tax Office does not accept Faxed/Email request for tax Information.

  • The Tax Office does not provide copies of tax bills to Management Companies. Bills must be obtained from the Assessed owner or visit Invoice Cloud to get the needed information and print bills.

  • The Tax Office will not accept multiple payments from Tax Service companies that are not in electronic format.

The Town of Burlington has adopted a variety of exemptions to reduce real estate property tax obligations for certain qualifying taxpayers.  Please visit the Assessor's exemptions page for more information.

For questions on real estate or personal property valuations, or to inquire about exemptions and abatements, please contact the Assessor’s office. They can be reached by phone at 781-270-1650 or by email at