For Further information, contact;
Chief Financial Officer
375 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Tel: (978) 674-4402
City of Lowell 3rd and 4th Quarter Tax Bills
Due to certain unforeseen technical difficulties with the City of Lowell’s MUNIS tax billing software, the City Assessor’s Office has been unable to issue the 3rd Quarter Real Estate Tax Bills prior to the end of the calendar year. Tax billing and collection are strictly governed by state law and, whenever bills are not issued before December 31st in a municipality with a quarterly billing system, bills are automatically due on May 2nd, in one lump-sum installment.
Residents will notice that their real estate bills will include a single due date, rather than the typical two-installments with which they may be accustomed. While residents are welcomed to make so-called “voluntary” tax payments prior to the May 2nd due date if the quarterly method is more affordable; the interest on delinquent tax payments is not computed until after May 2nd.
Residents will also have an extended period of time with which to seek abatements and exemptions for FY2022 real estate taxes. A variety of statutory exemptions are available to reduce property tax obligations for certain qualifying taxpayers: low income elderly persons, blind persons, disabled veterans, surviving spouses or orphaned minor children, and extreme hardship. Applications for certain statutory exemptions must be filed on or before May 2nd, 2022.
If any residents have questions regarding their FY2022 assessment or tax bills, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 978-674-4200. For questions on collections or previous payments, please contact the Office of the City Treasurer/ Collector at 978-674-4222.