The Treasurer is the custodian of all funds held by the Town of Berlin and is responsible for the management of these funds including investments, borrowing funds when needed, and debt management. The Treasurer is also the Tax Title Custodian who manages all delinquent real estate taxes after a lien has been placed on a parcel. Additional responsibilities of this office include payroll and benefits administration.
The function of the Tax Collector's office is to collect all receivables committed by warrants and to follow Massachusetts General Laws under Chapter 60 for the Town of Berlin.
For Your Information
Bills are sent semi-annually and payable within 30 days or the due date indicated on the bill. Late payments will be assessed interest and late charges under the Massachusetts General Law.
Payments must be received in the Collector's office by 4:30 p.m. on the due date. Postmarks are not accepted as receipt dates. Payments must be received in the office to avoid additional charges. Non-cash payments can be dropped off anytime in the Town's Drop Box; a green box right inside the front door of the town offices. This box is tamper-proof and will be opened by our office each day our office is open.
Checks should be made payable to "Town of Berlin"
Please enclose the remittance portion of the bill to ensure proper credit. If you would like a receipt, enclose a self-addressed and stamped envelope with both the payment, the remittance portion, and the taxpayer portion.
If your taxes are being paid by a bank or mortgage company, please contact them to ensure that they have the correct tax information for your account. Remember, as the property owner you are responsible for the tax obligations.
Please do not "post-date" personal checks. Checks are deposited daily. If a check is dishonored by a bank for any reason, a returned check fine of $25, plus applicable interest and charges will be added.