This Office does not provide verbal tax information over the phone. We do, of course, follow the Massachusetts Public Record Law. Most requests fall in the Category of Municipal Lien Certificates or duplicate bills.
Municipal Lien Certificates
Municipal Lien Certificates may be obtained by mail. The cost, as prescribed by law, is twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each parcel. A self addressed stamped envelope must be included for return mail. If using a service such as FEDEX or UPS, the physical address is:
Room # 213
23 Linden Street
Berlin, MA 01503
Mortgage Provider or Service Company
Property Tax Bills for the Town of Berlin, Massachusetts, are semi-annual. The first bill is scheduled for October 1, and is due (received) November 1 (subject to timely approval of the tax rate by the state). The second bill is issued April 1, and is due (received) May 1.
Tax bills will be sent to the owner of record as presented to the Tax Collector on the Tax Commitment from the Board of Assessors.
No verbal tax information will be provided.
Tax information may be obtained in one of four ways:
1) Original Bill
Secured from the homeowner of record.
2) Electronic File
Direct request to our software service provider at:
200 North Main Street, Suite 1201 West
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Telephone: (413) 525-8350
They will also require our written permission to release these files to you. To facilitate that permission, please copy us on your request and we will provide them the required permission to release.
3) Commitment Book
The commitment book will be available in our office where your representative may obtain that information during normal business hours.
4) Duplicate Bills
Send a listing and a self addressed stamped envelope. There is a charge of $2.00 per bill. Payment for duplicate bills must be separate from tax payment. Duplicate bills will be processed as soon as practical after the mailing of the originals.
Memo Bills are acceptable with payment but must include Bill Number or they will be returned.
5) Delinquent Taxes
Listings of Delinquent taxes are available at no cost. Send a written request with a self addressed stamped envelope of sufficient size.