I have moved to another state. What should I do?
You may be entitled to an abatement if:

It is important that your license plates be cancelled and you keep a copy of the plate cancellation receipt.

You can cancel your license plates online at www.massrmv.com or return them in person to a Registry of Motor Vehicle
branch office.

The license plates are used both for the computation of Excise Tax and Insurance. If your license plates
are not cancelled the assumption is the vehicle is still registered and a tax will be assessed.

Once you have cancelled the license plates and registered your vehicle in your new state or sold the vehicle you can
contact the Board of Assessors of the originating community and request an abatement.


Canton Board of Assessors.............................781.821.5008
Hopedale Board of Assessors.............508.634.2203 ext 214
Medfield Board of Assessors............. 508.359.8505  ext 621
Millis Board of Assessors................................ 508.376.7049
Norwood Board of Assessors.......................... 781.762.1240
Raynham Board of Assessors...........................508.824.2704
Westwood Board of Assessors.........................781.326.1904


The Tax Collector can not grant an abatement. Only the Board of Assessors can.
DO NOT MAIL ABATEMENT MATERIALS TO THE COLLECTOR'S OFFICE.
IT SHOULD BE MAILED TO THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE.