In line with new state legislation, the Town of Falmouth has extended the due date for fourth quarter real estate and personal property tax payments through June 1, the latest date allowed in the Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19. The act was signed into law by Governor Charles D. Baker Jr. on April 3. The payments were originally due on May 1.
“This gives residents the maximum extension the Legislature has provided,” Town Manager Julian M. Suso said. “We are hopeful this additional relief will be helpful to the residents who need it.”
Payments can be made online, though the mail, over the phone, via text or dropped off into the payment slot to the right side of the Falmouth Town Hall front door.
In addition, the town will accept resident and taxpayer beach parking sticker applications via mail through Sunday, May 31. In past years these applications could be mailed in through the end of April, at which point stickers could be purchased in person at the Edward Marks Jr. Building on Main Street.
“In the age of the coronavirus, that makes little sense to us, creating another venue for people to walk in and out of, inconsistent with the governor’s emergency order,” Mr. Suso said.
Instead, the 2020 beach parking sticker application is available at www.falmouthmass.us/DocumentCenter/View/1283/DumpBeach-Sticker-Application-PDF. A beach sticker costs $40 for residents and taxpayers.
Once it can be opened, beach parking stickers will be available for purchase at the Ellen T. Mitchell Bathhouse on Surf Drive. The bathhouse usually opens on Memorial Day weekend.