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Real Estate Tax and Personal Property Tax bills are mailed quarterly and payable within 30 days. The fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. If the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the payment is due on the next business day.


1st payment is due
August 1
(covers July - September)
2nd payment is due
November 1
(covers Oct - December)
3rd payment is due
February 1
(covers January - March)
4th payment is due
May 1
(covers April - June)

On line payments:  This service is available only for payments made by the due date.

For payment by ACH debit transfer, or for payment by credit card please logon to and follow the instructions. There is a 2.95% fee to use a credit card and no charge for debiting a bank account.  A credit card payment may also be made at the counter of the Treasurer/Collector's Office.

Payment by check should be mailed in the pre-addressed envelope that is enclosed with your bill, along with the top remittance portion of the bill.

Please note the new lockbox address for real estate, personal property & motor vehicle excise tax bills: Town of Wayland Tax, PO Box 655, Medford, MA 02155-0007.  Please do not use old envelopes. If you are not enclosing a copy of your bill, it is best to mail the check to Tax Collector, 41 Cochituate Rd., Wayland, MA 01778.  Or payments may be left 24 hours a day in the black drop box inside the front door of the Town Building.

A request to your bank to make an “on-line” tax payment actually results in a check being mailed to us.  Be aware that it may take up to ten business days for us to receive the check from your bank.  Please clearly indicate in the memo field what bill you are paying since we will not have a copy of the bill.

If a mortgage company pays your taxes you must mail your tax bill to them, unless they have notified you otherwise. We mail the bill to the home owner only.

Checks should be made payable to:

Town of Wayland
Mail to:   Tax Collector
41 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778

Please do not send correspondence with your payment. Payments go directly to our bank for processing. Send all communications under separate cover to the Tax Collector's Office/ Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778.  Or, you may send an email to someone in the office or, a fax may be sent to: 508-358-4175.

Payment must be received at the Collector’s Office at the close of business on the due date, postmark is not accepted.  If a payment is late, interest is calculated at 14%.  After May 1st $15.00 demand fee is also added.  

 If you would like a receipt, please come to the Collector's window at the Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road, or send us a self addressed stamped envelope.

New owners should be aware that their names may not be on the current bill. Massachusetts General Law requires that property be assessed to the owner of record as of January 1 of the year preceding the fiscal year. (e.g. January 2015 for Fiscal year 2016).

If you need to change your mailing address, please contact the Board of Assessor's Office at (508)358-3788.

Tax rates for Real Estate have been as follows:

                  FY 2004

                  FY 2005


                  FY 2006


                  FY 2007


                  FY 2008


                  FY 2009


                  FY 2010

                  FY 2011


                  FY 2012


                  FY 2013


                        FY 2014                                                                     

                                                                           FY 2015

                                                                        FY 2016



  The following forms are available through the assessor's office:
-Blind Exemption
-Deferral of taxes
-Circuit Breaker
-Community Preservation Act Abatements
Contact the Assessor's Office for more information (508)358-3788.

Real Estate Tax Calculation:

Bills for the first and second quarter are estimated bills calculated as follows:
  • The total bill for the previous fiscal year including abatements and liens
  • An amount to cover all overrides approved at the Town Meeting
  • Divide by 4 for the first quarter amount
The new actual tax rate is set January 1 by the Assessor's Office, the Accounting Office, and approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The remaining two quarterly payments reflect the new tax rate, plus liens, betterments, and abatements previously approved.

Contact the assessor's office with questions regarding assessment/valuation: (508)358-3788 or Click Here

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