Delinquent Motor Vehicle Excise

The Town of Montague uses Arthur P. Jones & Associates as our Deputy Collector for the purpose of collecting delinquent excise taxes and parking tickets. Arthur P. Jones & Associates is located in Easthampton MA, and has been in the excise collection business for several years.

The owner of a motor vehicle has 30 days after issuance of an excise bill to pay the current excise tax. If it remains unpaid after thirty days a demand bill is issued adding interest and a demand fee of $5.00. If an excise tax bill remains unpaid after demand notice due date, it is forwarded to Arthur P. Jones & Associates for collection. At this time their fees are also added to the bill. The number to call for delinquent excise is 877-378-9265.

If you wish to pay online please go to and click on the green 'click here' link in the middle of the page. The link will redirect you to UniPay Gold where the cities and towns are listed on the left hand side of the screen. Hover/scroll over the town in which you have received the bill from. Once you hover/scroll over the town, a box will pop up that states Excise *Montague*. Click on this box. The next page will ask for the following information:

Bill Number

Tax Year

Tax Type

Please enter EX for tax type

Once you enter in the bill number (without the leading zeroes), tax year and tax type (EX), click submit, add to cart, checkout and then proceed to checkout (one time payment). Continue to enter your billing information and payment method. To enter addtional transactions or bills, click add another transaction and follow the instructions above.

Please note: All online payments made by 11:59 p.m. will be processed by 10:30 a.m. on the following business day.

If you wish to pay in person, please go to:

Deputy Collector's Office

98 Cottage St.

Easthampton, MA 01027

Please note: This method of payment may be made at our office and you will be unmarked immediately at the RMV if all outstanding obligations have been satisfied. The office only accepts cash, money order, or bank check.

If you wish to mail your payment:

Return your remittance copy of your warrant with a money order or a certified bank check to the address below:

Arthur P. Jones & Associates

Deputy Collector's Office

P.O. Box 808

Easthampton, MA 01027

Please note: If you would like a receipt, please submit a self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a receipt to be mailed to you. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9a.m. to 5:00 p.m.