Do not ignore your excise bill! Payment of the motor vehicle excise is due 30 days from the date the excise bill is issued. Demand bills, which include a $5 fee and interest at a per diem rate of 12% from the day after the due date, are issued if an excise is not paid within 30 days from the issue date. If the demand is not answered within 14 days, the Tax Collector issues a warrant to the Deputy Tax Collector, which carries a $10 fee. The Deputy Tax Collector issues a warrant notice at a cost of $12. If there is still no response, a final warrant, a service warrant, will be delivered or exhibited to the taxpayer at their residence or workplace, at a fee of $22.
Finally, Massachusetts state law authorizes the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to suspend or revoke the license or registration of an owner of a motor vehicle for failure to pay an excise tax bill.