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Dover Selectmen alter deadlines during pandemic

The Dover Board of Selectmen voted on April 16 to adopt the following special options to respond to the impact of the current State of Emergency on Dover taxpayers.

Firstly, taxpayers have until June 1 to apply for property tax exemptions and deferrals. This includes the hardship deferral for those impacted by illness or job loss. Additional information is available from the Assessors Office.

Secondly, interest will be waived on certain tax bills if they are paid no later than June 29, 2020. The eligible bills are 2020 motor vehicle excise bills and 4th quarter property tax bills. These bills retain the original due date as printed on the bill. No interest or fees will be charged on payments that are made by June 29, 2020. Payments made later than that will be charged all interest and fees that are outstanding. Contact the Collector’s Office for questions and assistance.

Exemption and deferral applications can be mailed to Board of Assessors, Town of Dover, PO Box 250, Dover, MA 02030. Applications may also be placed in the payment box at the end of the Springdale Avenue driveway of the Town House. For information and assistance, contact the assessors at (508-785-0032, x241) or by email at kabraham@doverma.org.

The interest waiver will apply to Real Estate and Personal Property taxes for the fourth quarter bill, due on May 1, 2020. It will also apply to Motor Vehicle Excise bills with original due dates after March 10, 2020. Payments may be made by mail to; Tax Collector, Town of Dover, PO Box 250, Dover, MA 02030. Payments may also be placed in the payment box at the end of the Springdale Avenue driveway of the Town House. Online payments may be made at Doverma.org under “Pay a Bill”. Contact the Collector’s Office at (508-785-0032, x228) or by email at GFiske@doverma.org with any questions. Note that as before payments are only credited when received, postmark does not matter. Payments need to be received by June 29, or interest going back to the due date will be due.

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