Boat Excise Tax

All fees and penalties are tax laws under M.G.L. Chapter 60B

Any person who owns a boat or vessel will receive a Boat Excise bill (billed by fiscal year), at a rate of ten dollars ($10.00) per thousand of valuation.

Length of Boat / Vessel

(Overall center line Length including bowspirits, boomkins, & similar extensions)

Valuation of Vessels

(Based on age of boat / vessel)

 Under 4 Years of Age4 thru 6 Years of Age7 or More Years of Age
Under 16'$1,000$700$400
16' but less than 17.5$1,500$1,000$800
17.5' but less than 20'$3,000$2,000$1,500
20’ but less than 22.5’$5,000$3,300$2,500
22.5’ but less than 25’$7,500$5,000$3,800
25’ but less than 27.5’$10,500$7,000$5,300
27.5’ but less than 30’$14,000$9,300$7,000
30’ but less than 35’$18,500$12,300$9,300
35’ but less than 40’$24,000$16,000$12,000
40’ but less than 50’$31,500$21,000$15,800
50’ but less than 60’$41,000$27,300$20,500
60’ or over$50,000$33,000$24,800

Step 1- Original Bill

  • Due Date: Payable in full within sixty days (60) of issue.
  • Mail To: Collector’s Office, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771
  • Check Payable To: Town of Seekonk

Step 2 – Demand Bill

Demand bills will be sent on all boat excise bills not paid within the sixty day period. Demand may be issued on the sixty-first day (61) after the date of the original bills date of issue.

  • Additional Charges: A charge of $20.00 will be added to each bill plus interest at the rate of 12% per annum from the due date to the date of payment.
  • Due Date: Payable in full within 14 days from the date of their issue.
  • Mail To: Collector’s Office, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771
  • Check Payable To: Town of Seekonk

Step 3 – Notice of Warrant

After prior attempts of collection are unsuccessful, unpaid bill are then sent for collection to the town’s appointed Deputy Collector. This can take place on day fifteen (15) after the demand date of issue.

  • Additional Charges: A charge of $22.00 will be added to each bill with interest continuing to accrue at 12% per annum.
  • Due Date: Payable in full thirty days from the date of issue.
  • Mail To: Deputy Collector of Taxes, P.O. Box 465, Assonet, MA 02702
  • Check Payable To: Town of Seekonk

M.G.L. Chapter 60A, Section 2-Failure to receive notice shall not affect the validity of the excise. A person who does not receive a bill is still liable for excise plus any interest and/or charges accrued.

If you feel you have been billed in error on a Boat Excise tax or need to file for an abatement, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 508-336-298

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