Saturday, November 01, 2008

City of Boston Real Estate Tax payment page

This is the City of Boston Real Estate Tax payment page:

This Form asks for a "Parcel ID (10-digit number)"

But on the Tax Bill you have:

WARD (2 digits)
PARCEL NO. ( 8 digits with an embedded "-" ).

The form should ask for you to enter your Ward AND Parcel ID.

It should also programatically remove the "-" is people enter it.

Note: The helpful PARCEL ID description is no where near the data entry field.


  1. Anonymous3:07 PM

    Or you could just go here:

    and enter your name or address and be done with it.

  2. @anonymous

    But the tax bill does not send you to that page.

    Yes, you could enter your address, but the page allows entry of a Parcel ID, and it's unclear. That still needs to be fixed.

    It's a simple change.

    I have hope for the future.