Rockport residents will see an increase to property tax bills for the second year in a row.

According to a press release from Assessor Kerry Leichtman, the 2014 tax rate is $12.99, or $1,299 per $100,000 of property value. This is a $.30 (2.36%) increase above the previous rate of $12.69.

"We anticipate that tax bills will be mailed toward the end of this week, sometime around Sept. 4. Taxpayers will receive one tax bill with the option of making two installments, the first payment is due Oct. 15 and the second payment is due April 15, 2015, with a 7 percent interest rate on unpaid taxes," Leichtman said in the release.

Last year was the first year since 2011 residents saw in increase in the property tax rate, according to previously published reports, and the largest increase since 2001 came in 2008 as property taxes jumped 10.2 percent from $10.20 to $11.24.

Questions regarding 2014 property taxes should be directed to Rockport Town Office at 236-6758 or online at