Property Tax Billing And Collection

General Information:

Swampscott real estate and personal property taxes are billed on a quarterly basis. The fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of each year. The following chart outlines the billing schedule: 

Which Quarter?Payment Due Date*Time Period CoveredTaxes are paid until
Q1 (Bills issued before July 1)August 1 *July/August/SeptemberSeptember 30
Q2 (Bills issued before October 1)November 1 *October/November/DecemberDecember 31
Q3 (Bills issued before December 31)February 1 * ^January/February/MarchMarch 31
Q4 (Bills issued before April 1)May 1 *April/May/JuneJune 30
* If the due date falls on a Sat., Sun. or legal holiday, taxes are due the first business day thereafter.
^ Abatement applications are due to Assessing Department no later than February 1 each year if you wish to dispute the assessed tax.

Payment Information: 

Town Hall is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, through Thursday; and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Payments can be made 24/7/365 via either the Payment Drop Off Box located outside Town Hall, or by Online Payments.  The Building is closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. 

Mailing address for payments:

Town of Swampscott 
Treasury/Customer Service
22 Monument Ave. 
Swampscott, MA 01907-1977

Do not mail or deposit cash in the Drop Box.

Cahs Payments may only be made in person at the Treasury/Customer Service Office located on the First Floor of Town Hall.

Request a Receipt:

To request a receipt, you must include both copies of your bill and a stamped self-addressed envelope with your payment. 

Questions or Concerns:

  • Questions concerning tax payments should be addressed to the Treasury/Customer Service Office at (781) 596-8856.
  • Questions concerning valuations, over-valuations, abatements including the elderly, blind, veterans’ or hardships, exemptions or deferrals must be addressed to the Assessing Department at (781) 596-8858.