Treasurer / Collector

Phone: 508-881-0100 x 2016

Town Hall hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am-3:30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 7:00 pm, Closed on Friday

Please be aware there is a
payment box as you exit the parking lot onto Main Street if you would like to leave a check or money order payment (please no cash). Please enclose a note with your payment if you would like a receipt and we will be happy to send you one either by email or US postal mail.  The Town uses City Hall Systems for online payments. Pleaseclick here to pay
  . Convenience Fees: eCheck is $0.50, Credit & Debit card payment is 2.95% min. $1.00 .

The Treasurer/Collector is responsible for the billing, collecting, and investing of all Town funds including real estate and personal property taxes, motor vehicle excises, water/sewer bills, as well as a myriad of miscellaneous departmental service charges, permits, licenses, and fees.

The department is also responsible for the maintenance of all properties taken for nonpayment of taxes and for all public auction or disposition of all foreclosed properties. It administers and arranges for the timely disbursement of all payments to vendors, town employees, and retirees and is responsible for the administration of the Towns debt program.  The office strives to provide the highest level of customer service with regard to billing inquiries and payment processing. 

In an effort to serve you better, please do not send delinquent payments to the post office box listed on the return envelope provided as it will be delayed even further.  Please send all late payments and/or any additional correspondence directly to:

Town of Ashland 
Treasurer/Collector Office 
101 Main Street
Ashland, MA 01721

Municipal Lien Certificate is a legal document that lists all unpaid taxes as well as assessments and utiltiy charges that remain due or paid on a parcel. The municipality has 10 business days afer receiving a request to provide the certificate. The fee for both residential and commercial is $50.00 per parcel. Requests
 should be mailed with a $50 fee and self addressed stamped envelope. MLC request form

Sewer Betterment releases are $4-$8.  Please call to confirm and enclose a self addressed stamped envelope. 

Requests for Tax payment information must be submitted in writing to the Treasurer/Collector's Office. Please provide the Name, Address, Bill Number (for Real Estate), Registration Number (for Excise), Account Number (for Utility) and the dates you are requesting the payment information. Information will be returned by phone, email or by mail if a SASE is included. Processing may take up to one week.calendar year info form

Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Update

Fiscal year 2022 Real Estate & Personal Property fourth quarter bills are past due.
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 60 Section 15, a $30.00 irrevocable demand fee has been added.  

Excise Tax Update

Motor vehicle exise tax bills for 2022 commitment one, two and three are now past due. Please note an additional $30 demand fee has been added.  

Please contact the Treasurer's Office 508-881-0100 x 2016 with your license plate number if you have not received an excise tax bill for 2022. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. 

If you are marked at the Registry of Motor Vehicles please contact our Deputy Tax Collector,
Kelley & Ryan Associates at 800-239-2155

*Please be aware if you mailed your excise payment using the envelope included with your bill it was mailed directly to our lockbox vendor and there is approximately a two week delay in processing payments. Please send all past due payments directly to the Ashland Town Hall address listed above.  Real estate tax payments not received in the Treasurer/Collector's Office by 4 p.m. on the due date (7 p.m. on a Wednesday) will be subject to interest penalty at the rate of 14% per year, daily basis, from the due date until payment is made. Motor vehicle excise tax interest penalty is at the rate of 12% per annum. If you use your bank's "online payment," please be aware that the town is actually sent a check.  It may take up to two weeks for the Treasurer/Collector's Office to receive the check from your bank.