Haverhill Gives Residents and Businesses More Time to Pay Taxes, Water and Sewer Bills

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Residential and business taxpayers and ratepayers are being given at least an extra month to pay certain bills to the City of Haverhill.

In light of the coronavirus public health emergency and authority granted by the state, Mayor James J. Fiorentini said he has extended deadlines for real estate and personal property taxes, auto excise payments and water and sewer bills.

“We recognize that these are very tough times for our residents and businesses,” the mayor Fiorentini said, adding, “While we still must have revenue to function as a city, we want to do what we can to assist in this time of need.”

Fourth quarter real estate and personal property tax bills have an extra month—until June 1—to pay without incurring interest or penalties.

Motor vehicle excise taxes issued with a due date of March 10 or later now have until April 23 to pay, while bills for water and sewer that were due March 2 are now due May 1. Water and sewer bills going out May 1 and normally due within a month may now be paid by July 1 instead. The mayor’s office said no overdue notices are being sent and no shutoffs for non-payment will take place until further notice.

Those paying by credit card at the city’s website will see card fees waived.

Because the treasurer/collector’s office is closed to the public, residents may mail checks, pay online or drop payments in the treasurer/collector’s drop box outside Haverhill City Hall on the Main Street side.

Those with questions may dial 311.

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