The Town Collector serves you as …
The Town Collector's office is responsible for the collection of taxes and charges as levied or assessed by the proper authorities. The primary concern is safeguarding and accounting of all public funds. As an individual contributor, the incumbent must proceed diligently with the collection process while establishing and maintaining good public relations with the taxpayers of the town.
Real Estate, Personal Property and Excise Tax are committed to the Town Collector from the Board of Assessors. The Collector prepares a commitment book and bills; bills are then sent to all whom are assessed.
Payments are either made in person by the Taxpayer at the Tax Office or Online with the link above.
Receipts and bills are reconciled and are deposited at the bank on a daily basis.
All bills are due thirty days (30) from the issue date or thirty day (30) from the date of the mailing, whichever is later. After that time has elapsed, interest is calculated and a demand charge is place on the unpaid bill and a Demand Bill is then mailed to the Taxpayers. That bill is due and payable within fourteen (14) days. If the bill still remains unpaid, appropriate action is then taken to facilitate collection. (i.e. Notice of Delinquency, Notice of Warrant, in the case of Real Estate, a Notice of Advertisement and the process of Tax Title may be initiated.)
Municipal Lien Certificates are prepared upon a written request from an attorney or taxpayer. A fee of $25.00 is paid to the Town of New Marlborough for this document. This certificate verifies the status of the tax which can be either paid or unpaid. This document is then recorded at the Registry of Deeds.
The Town Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of all municipal taxes (real estate, personal property and excise tax).
The Deputy Collector for the Town of New Marlborough is Arthur Jones & Associates, 98 Cottage Street Easthampton, MA 01027; Phone: (413) 527-2388.