UPDATED: Auburn notice on waiver of fees and penalties and exemption application extensions

by | Apr 13, 2020

Under a new law signed last Friday, April 3rd by Governor Baker to provide temporary relief for municipalities and taxpayers, the Town has exercised its local options to extend due dates for real and personal property tax payments and applications for exemptions and a waiver of interest on certain municipal tax and other bills.

In summary, the due date for applications for property tax exemptions has been extended to June 1, 2020. June 1st is the new due date even if the due date for applications on your enclosed or previously mailed tax bill is April 1, 2020. Details on the exemptions can be found on the Town’s website www.auburnguide.com.

The Town will waive interest and other penalties for late payment of any real estate tax, personal property tax, excise tax, betterment assessment or apportionment thereof, or annual sewer use or other charge added to a tax for any payments with a due date on or after March 10, 2020 where payment is made late but on or before June 29, 2020.  This waiver of interest does not apply to bills with due dates before March 10, 2020 or if the bill is not paid by June 29th.

To make a payment, please pay online at www.auburnguide.com, mail payment to 104 Central Street, Auburn, MA 01501 or drop payment off at the drop box located at the back door of the Town Hall.

For questions regarding payments, please call the Treasurer/Collector at 508-832-7705.

For questions on exemptions, please call the Assessor’s Office at 508-832-7708.