Please be aware actual real estate and personal property bills for the third and fourth were mailed out Dec. 29, 2016.
The bill contains two coupons: the first coupon is for the third quarter and is due on Wednesday, Feb. 1. This bill covers the period of January, February and March of 2017. The second coupon is for the fourth quarter and is due Monday, May 1. This bill covers the period of April, May and June of 2017.
The new tax rates are $19.63 for residential and $39.78 for commercial. Please be sure to read the back of your tax bill which informs you of your rights as to tax appeals or exemptions.
Payments received after the Feb. 1 date will be subject to 14 percent interest back to the due date. Please be sure to mail payments at least seven days prior to the due date to avoid any interest and include the coupon to ensure your payment is credited.
Payments sent by mail should be addressed to the City of Pittsfield, P. O. Box 981063, Boston, MA 02298-1063. Payments may also be made at the Tax Collector’s Office, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday though Friday, online at www.cityofpittsfield.org, or by phone at 1-888-565-1167.