Property Tax

The fiscal year for property tax covers the period from July 1 to June 30. The usual billing dates are as follows:

Quarter Issue Date Due Date
First July 1 August 1
Second July 1 November 1
Third January 1 February 1
Fourth January 1 May 1
If the normal due date falls on a weekend or a holiday, the actual due date is the next business day. Interest at an annual rate of 14% is charged for late payments.

The first and second quarter preliminary property tax bills are estimated based on 1/4 of the prior year's net tax, adjusted to reflect the annual 2.5% tax increase allowed under Proposition 2 1/2, plus any other tax increase attributable to approved overrides or exclusions.


Under the quarterly payment system, interest of 14% per annum will be charged for the number of days the payment is overdue after the due date. Timely payment of all quarterly bills is generally a prerequisite to preserving an owner's right to appeal an abatement decision of the Board of Assessors.


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
City Hall
14 Court Square, 1st Floor
Greenfield, MA. 01301

Property tax payments can also be made online from your checking account or in the Collector’s Office with a credit card. Certain fees will apply to credit card transactions, while there is no charge to pay from your checking account. You can also leave your payment in the secure drop box, accessible 24/7, by City Hall's side door at 14 Court Sq.; the drop box is emptied multiple times a day.

You can go the online payment portal here.

Payments not received in the Collector's Office by 5 p.m. on the due date will be subject to an interest penalty at the rate of 14% per year, daily basis, from the due date until payment is made.

  • POSTMARKS DO NOT VERIFY TIMELY PAYMENT. Mail early to ensure delivery through the Post Office.
  • Mail payments, payable to City of Greenfield, in the pre-addressed envelope sent with your bill mailing; don't forget a stamp! Enclose the return portion of the bill with your check. PLEASE do not enclose any other payment in the property tax envelope. If you have a change of mailing address, please don't write it on your bill; note your property address, your parcel number, and your new mailing address on a separate piece of paper and include it with your payment.
  • If taxes are paid from a bank escrow account, you should send both copies of your bill to your bank.
  • Do not enclose cash.
  • Sign and date your check. DO NOT DATE THE CHECK AHEAD; checks cannot be held by the Collector for later deposit. A post-dated check that is processed and not honored by the bank will result in additional charges imposed by the bank and the city.
  • To request a receipt, enclose both copies of your bill and a stamped, self-addressed envelope.



Questions regarding property tax billing should be directed as follows:

For PAYMENTS, please call the Treasurer-Collector’s Office at 413-772-1567.

For ABATEMENTS, EXEMPTIONS, OR DEFERRALS, please call the Assessor’s Office at 413-772-1506 or check the abatements page.