All information for Real Estate and Personal Property originates from the Board of Assessors and it is the Assessor’s office that commits to the Collector of Taxes to collect those monies for the City of Holyoke. It is the responsibility of the property owner to make sure their taxes are paid timely.
- Refunds are processed at the end of the Fiscal Year.
- Preliminary bills include the first and second quarters of the tax year and are based on approximately 50% of the previous tax year’s total tax.
- Actual tax bills include the third and fourth quarters of the tax year and are based on assessed value once the tax rate is set.
- Any outstanding balance left on tax after 30 days from the 4th Q due date will be subject to interest and a $15.00 demand fee.
Fiscal 2020 Tax Rate (per $1000)
Current Fiscal Year is 2020
(July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020)
1st Q: July-September, Due 08/01/2019
2nd Q: October-December, Due 11/01/2019
3rd Q: January-March, Due 2/3/2020
4th Q: April-June, Due 05/01/2020
Properties in Tax Title
When a real estate tax is uncollected by the Tax Collector, an Instrument of Taking is recorded at the Registry of Deeds. That instrument effectively places a lien on the property on which the tax is unpaid and the amount of the tax is certified to the Treasurer by the Tax Collector and becomes a Tax Title account. It then becomes the responsibility of the Treasurer to collect payment of the delinquent tax or foreclose on the property. If the tax is not paid within six months a Petition to Foreclose is filed in Land Court. A list of property owners (owner of record as of January 1 and subsequent owner), parcel identification, and amount of the unpaid taxes is submitted to the newspaper. Advertisement fees are applied to the delinquent tax amount, which also needs to be paid by the owner.