Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has announced that following Governor Baker signing a Municipal Relief legislation (H4598: An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19), the City of Springfield will adjust the collection date for 4th quarter real estate and personal property taxes to June 1, 2020, instead of the original due date of May 1, 2020.
The due date for the collection of real estate taxes is a state statue and any changes required approval by the state Legislature and the Governor.
Mayor Sarno states, “During these challenging and extraordinary times, my administration is committed to trying to provide any relief and assistance possible to our taxpayers while following local and state legal statues to maintain our city services and operations. I am thankful to our local state delegation and to Governor Baker for working together to provide this much needed relief to our tax paying residents and businesses.”
CAFO Plante stated, “In order to maintain city services, the city still must be able to collect statuary revenues due. In light of these extraordinary circumstances and at the direction of Mayor Sarno, the city will provide some relief for our residents by delaying the collection of these taxes.”