New Resident Information
Welcome to Yarmouth! Here's some information you may need if you're new to the state and/or town.
Getting Signed up, Registered, and Licensed
- Registering for public schools
- Registering to vote and election information
- Driver's License and license plates
- Dog licenses
- Firearm licenses
- Trash disposal sticker
- CodeRED - town emergency alert system
- Follow the Town on Facebook and Twitter
- Senior Services
- Veteran Services
- Transportation Services
- Yarmouth Town Libraries
- Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce event calendar
Recreation and Conservation
- Yarmouth history (courtesy of Historical Society of Old Yarmouth)
- Yarmouth census information
- Yarmouth, MA wikipedia page
- Yarmouth town government - Yarmouth Town Hall, 1146 Route 28 in South Yarmouth, 508-398-2231
- Old King's Highway Historic District
- Properties north of Route 6 are located in the Old King's Highway Historic District and exterior changes may need to be approved by the Old King's Highway Historic District Committee
Taxation Required by the State of Massachusetts
- Motor vehicles and Trailers receive an excise tax based on the value set by the state
- Boats greater than 16 feet are also assessed an excise tax
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PAYMENT OF REAL ESTATE TAXES
Real Estate Tax bills in Massachusetts are prepared in the name of the owner of record as of January 1 for the previous tax year which runs from July 1 through June 30 of the next calendar year (the fiscal year). Real Estate tax bills are due twice a year with the first payment due November 1 (or thirty days after the tax bills are issued, whichever is later) for a period running from July 1 through December 31, and the second payment due May 1 for the period running from January 1 through June 30.
If you are a new owner, you may not receive your real estate tax bill directly from the town for the first two tax payment periods and particularly if the attached forms are not completed and returned. However, you are still obligated to make sure that the real estate taxes are paid punctually. You should request that the tax assessor's office send the real estate tax bills in care of you so they are not forwarded to the former owner. In cases where; tax bills cannot be sent to your attention, you should obtain duplicate copies from the collector's office after the tax bills have been issued. Check with the collector's office the second week in October, and April to see if the tax bills have been issued.
Any real estate tax bill that remains unpaid after the due date subjects you to interest and penalties from the town .
This notice is given to you in order to help you understand the real estate procedures in Massachusetts and to assist you in making sure that your real estate tax obligations are met in a timely manner.