Town Treasurer / Collector

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PLEASE NOTE

Effective Monday July 6 the Town Hall will reopen to the public with strict protocols.

Social distancing and a face covering will be required.  Please also bring your own pen or pencil.  If you are or feel sick please stay home to avoid contact with your neighbors, friends, and Town Hall employees. 

Payments can always be made online or dropped in the outside, locked dropped box.  If you need a receipt please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

It is easy and convenient to make all your tax and utility payments online. Even though the public buildings may be closed the Town still has fixed costs to pay - insurance, heat, lighting, and school assessments, in addition to extraordinary costs like overtime for all the emergency service people helping us out each day.  When you pay online with your checking account the cost is only 25 cents...cheaper and more secure than mailing a check. You do not have to create an account but if you do, all your transactions will be saved under that account and you will be able to retrieve them for tax preparation purposes.

Due dates are set by the Commonwealth and can only be amended by acceptance of a declaration of the Commonwealth if the due date falls on a weekend or holiday.

Payment due dates for Real Estate and Personal Property bills, as established by the Commonwealth, are:

August 1, November 1, February 1, and May 1.

You can pay your bills online though UniPay.

Payments can also be made at the office or placed in the locked payment box outside Town Hall.

For payment of past due excise taxes, please contact the Collector’s Office or Jeffery & Jeffery prior to making payment.

Important Information

The Town Collector’s office uses the lockbox services of Lighthouse Payment Services, Inc. If you mail your bills to the address listed on the bill you MUST include the proper remittance stub for correct application of your payment.

If you pay your bills through your bank’s bill-payer option please allow 10 business days before the due date for us to receive the check that is processed.  Lockbox cannot accept those checks so please make sure the address is 37 Main Street Charlton, MA 01507

Tax Bill Payment Coupons 

Tax bill payment coupons are sent two quarters at a time. No other notification will be mailed to you. Reminders will be posted on the this website. Please mark your calendar with these dates.

Note: If your taxes are escrowed and are paid by your bank or mortgage company, you should continue to follow your established procedure with them. Most mortgage companies receive the information electronically, but some may still require you to submit a copy of your tax bill for processing.  We only mail bills to the property owners.

Municipal Lien Certificates

To request a Municipal Lien Certificate from the Town of Charlton you must provide the following information:

- Record name of the property owner

- Property address

- Parcel identification (available through the Assessors’ web page)

Please click here for the document you need to return with your request

Requests should be sent to: Town of Charlton, Treasurer/Collector, 37 Main Street, Charlton, MA  01507.  Requests MUST include a check payable to the Town of Charlton for $25.00 PER PARCEL and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. 

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws we have 10 business days from the time the request is received in the office to generate the Municipal Lien Certificate. Every attempt is made to shorten that turnaround time but in the event of a holiday or weather-related event it may take the entire 10 days to complete.

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO REQUEST YOUR CERTIFICATE!