The following information provides helpful information regarding the operations of the Treasurer/Collector's Office.
Real Estate and Property Tax Due Dates: 

Real estate and personal property taxes run on the municipal fiscal year and are due quarterly. The due dates are as follows:

  • 1st Quarter: August 1st (Period 7/1-9/30)
  • 2nd Quarter: November 1st (Period 10/1-12/31)
  • 3rd Quarter: February 1st (Period 1/1-3/31)
  • 4th Quarter: May 1st (Period 4/1-6/30)

Real estate and personal property tax bills are mailed twice each year, once at the end of June and once at the end of December.

Municipal Lien Certificate: 
A Municipal Lien Certificate (MLC) is a legal document usually requested for property transfers and refinances. Request forms for MLCs can be found under LINKS on the city website and submitted to the Treasurer's office in writing along with a $25.00 fee per parcel. This document is recorded at the Essex County Registry of Deeds in Salem, Massachusetts. It may list any outstanding property taxes and utilities at the time of request. It also contains record owner, property location, value assessment, land area, and book and page of recorded deed. MLCs may now also be ordered online.
Motor Vehicle Excise Tax: 
The Treasurer/Collector's Office mails excise bills throughout the year as the office receives the vehicle information from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The excise tax bills are due 30 days from the date of issue. Each vehicle is billed per calendar year, for the months a registration plate is in possession.
Boat Excise Tax: 
Boat excise tax is assessed for the prior season and collected on an annual basis, according to the schedule set by the Assessor's Office.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Julie Languirand Treasurer / Collector (978) 465-4415
Victoria Finnigan Assistant Treasurer / Collector (978) 465-4415
Chris Accardi Payroll Specialist (978) 465-5896
Scott Lauder Information Specialist (978) 465-4415