Mission Statement

Current FY 2017 Tax Rate$16.81

The function of the Treasurer/Collector’s Office is to receive and invest all money belonging to the Town and to pay and account for the same according to the order of the Town or of its authorized officers. The Treasurer/Collector’s Office also pays the bills of the Town’s departments. The Treasurer/Collector also is responsible for the collection of taxes, accounts receivable and processing payments for the water department. In addition, the Treasurer/Collector must make an annual accounting for all receipts and disbursements and the report on their official acts.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Collector’s office accepts two online payment options:

A. For a same-day credit for bill payments, the Town offers online payments through the Town’s website

Residents then will have two payment options available until the due date. They can make payments free of charge through electronic ACH transactions from their own bank accounts or pay by credit card, which are subject to credit card fees. This will ensure that your payments are paid and posted the same day you make your payment.

B) The other option for residents is to pay their bills through their personal online bank accounts. Unfortunately, your bank will withdraw these funds immediately from your account, but the will physically issue and mail a check to the Town without your remittance copy. This then creates additional manpower to manually match these checks to any number of outstanding bills and then manually post these accounts. These checks can take as long as 5-7 days for the Town to receive, which then in some cases causes bill payments to be past due, accruing interest.

In an effort to better service the public, please consider using the Town’s Online payment service. Not only is it quick, but it will reduce administrative cost and ensure that your payment is posted promptly and accurately.

Staff

Name Contact
Cheryl J. Booth Treasurer/Collector 978-468-5575
Peggy McLoughlin Assistant 978-468-5575
Victoria Finnigan Administrative Assistant 978-468-5575