Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

All Massachusetts residents who own and register a motor vehicle must pay an annual motor vehicle excise. The excise is levied by the city or town where the vehicle is principally garaged and the revenues become part of the local community treasury.

The State of Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has more information about the definition of "motor vehicle", how the tax is calculated, and exemptions to the motor vehicle excise tax on their website.

If you'd like to file for an abatement, fill out the form on the DOR Motor Vehicle Excise site and return it to the Wellesley Assessor's Office at: Assessor@Wellesleyma.gov.

PLEASE NOTE:
The Massachusetts State House passed an "Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19” allowing cities and towns, on a community by community basis, to delay the due date for the 4th quarter FY2020 Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills that were just mailed out. 

On April 13, 2020 the Wellesley Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to adopt this Act and has extended due dates until June 1, 2020 for real and personal property tax payments and applications for exemptions/deferrals for residents affected by COVID-19. 

Please read the Notification to Tax Payers which provides detailed information about this  extension.
Excise Tax