The office of the Treasurer/Tax Collector is responsible for the receipt, investment, and disbursement of all Town funds, billing and collection of all taxes, and issuance of municipal lien certificates.
The Treasurer’s office receives all monies which come into the town; pays all bills, including payroll; is responsible for the administration of employee health and life insurance programs; and works with the Assessor's and Accountant’s departments to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Town’s finances.
In addition, the Treasurer is responsible for investing the Town’s funds in accordance with guidelines imposed by Ch. 44, Sec. 55, of Massachusetts General Laws. The Treasurer executes all short and long-term borrowing which Town Meeting has authorized, with approval of the Board of Selectmen.
The Treasurer manages the Town’s property, which is in Tax Title or Foreclosure. Delinquent property is turned over to the Treasurer annually, when the Collector does a tax taking, i.e., puts a lien on the property.