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Property tax bill due date extended until June 1 due to public health crisis

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston has extended the due date for property tax bills in Boston until June 1 to give residents more flexibility during the ongoing public health crisis caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Property tax bills were previously due May 1. The City is also waiving interest and fees on some property tax and motor vehicle excise payments. The waiver applies to bills due after March 10, so long as you pay before June 30. That means that any taxpayer facing a penalty for not paying their bill on time will have a grace period until June 29 to make their payment. The Mayor also extended the due date for residential and personal exemptions from April 1 to June 1.

"During this challenging time, our priority and focus is the health and safety of all those who live in Boston," said Mayor Walsh. "Providing residents with more flexibility and options during this difficult time is crucial, and I encourage all residents to access the resources we have available." 

On Friday, Mayor Walsh also announced that his Administration is dedicating $3 million in city funds to assist Bostonians who are at risk of losing their rental housing due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will help income-eligible tenants in the City of Boston achieve housing stability by providing direct financial relief to assist with rental payments. Applications to the Rental Relief Fund will be available on Monday, April 6. 

Resources and information about COVID-19 are available on boston.gov/coronavirus. Resources available on Boston.gov and through City departments include support for renters and homeowners; small businesses; free meals for Boston students; free toiletries for Boston students; emergency childcare centers — including 27 centers in Boston — support for older residents; information on homeless shelters; transportation options for healthcare workers; resources for those in recovery or those who have a substance use disorder; and mental health resources. 

For additional questions or programs, please visit boston.gov/coronavirus or call 3-1-1, Boston's 24-hour constituent hotline. Text BOSCOVID to 99411 to receive text alerts on a regular basis, available in six languages.