Frequently asked questions from City of Somerville

How to pay Water & Sewer bills in Somerville, MA?

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The City of Somerville Water & Sewer bills can be paid using one of the following options: 

  • Pay by Mail: You can mail your payments using a check or a money order to the following address:

      Treasurer/Collector
     93 Highland Ave.
     Somerville, MA 02143

  • Pay in Person: In-person payments can be paid during weekdays at the above-mentioned address.
  • Pay Online: You can pay your water and sewer bill online by clicking on the "PAY NOW" option above.

What are other options to pay Somerville, MA parking ticket?

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Pay by Mail: You can pay by mail using a check or money order. Please include your vehicle license plate number and violation number in the memo field. Make checks payable to 'Somerville Parking Clerk', and mail payments to:

City of Somerville
PO Box 9102
Somerville, MA 02143-9102

Pay by Phone: Call 1-844-807-9069 to pay your parking ticket by phone using a credit or debit card.

Pay in Person: You can visit the Traffic and Parking Department to pay with cash, check, money order, credit card, or debit card:

Traffic and Parking Department
133 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144

Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m

When are Property taxes due in Somerville, MA?

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The City of Somerville is on a quarterly tax system and taxes are due 4 times per year. Tax due dates are August, November, February and May 1st.

If the first falls on a weekend or holiday, taxes are due the following business day. 

What are the monthly periods covered by the tax bill?

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  • The bill due August 1st (quarter 1) covers July 1st through September 30th. (Preliminary Tax bill)
  • The bill due November 1st (quarter 2) covers October 1st through December 31st. (Preliminary Tax bill)
  • The bill due February 1st (quarter 3) covers January 1st through March 31st. (Real Estate Tax bill)
  • The bill due May 1st (quarter 4) covers April 1st through June 30th. (Real Estate Tax bill)

What is a Preliminary Tax bill ?

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Preliminary tax bills are estimated bills. The estimate is based on the actual net tax bill of the previous fiscal year. The preliminary tax is due in two installments (August and November).

Formula: Actual for previous FY x 2.5% = X. (Actual + X) divided by 4.

What are the interest rates for past due bills in Somerville, MA?

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Somerville City Real Estate and Personal Property outstanding balances are subject to 14% interest according to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 59, sections 57 and 57C.

The Tax Title interest rate is 16% under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 60, section 62. Excise interest rate is 12% under MGL 60A, section 2. 

Who can register to vote?

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You may submit an online application to register or pre-register to vote in Massachusetts if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States; and
  • You are 16 years old; and
  • You are not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find all the information about cases reported?

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You can find more information about the cases in Massachusetts here

How to Pay Water Bill Online in the City of Somerville?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Water Bill Online here.

How to Pay Parking Citation Online in the City of Somerville?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Parking Citation Online here.

How to Pay Property Taxes Online in the City of Somerville?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Property Taxes Online here.

How to Driver License Renewal Online in the City of Somerville?

You can access all the information on how to Driver License Renewal Online here.

How to Apply for Unemployment benefits Online in the City of Somerville?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Unemployment benefits Online here.

How to Register to Vote Online in the City of Somerville?

You can access all the information on how to Register to Vote Online here.

How to Corona COVID-19 Response Online in the City of Somerville?

You can access all the information on how to Corona COVID-19 Response Online here.

How to Renew Vehicle Registration Online in the City of Somerville?

You can access all the information on how to Renew Vehicle Registration Online here.

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