Town of North Reading
The Collector's Office is responsible for the efficient and timely billing and collection of all monies due the Town including:
Real Estate Tax
Excise Motor Vehicle Tax
Personal Property Tax
Trash Collection Fees
The Treasurer's Office is responsible for the receipt of all Town monies and investments, all Tax Titles accounts, the administration of Town Meeting authorized debt, and the timely payment of all bills and payrolls of the Town.
The Treasurer/Collector's Office will provide taxpayers and town employees with professional and courteous customer service. We will answer all inquires in a timely manner. We will continue to persevere to treat all Taxpayers with equity and take all necessary steps, allowable by law to collect on all past due accounts.
For Your Information
Bills are sent quarterly and payable within 30 days or the due date indicated on the bill. Late payments will be assessed interest and late charges in accordance with the Massachusetts General Law.
Payments must be received in the Collector's office by 4:00pm on the due date (1:00pm on Friday). Postmarks are not accepted as receipts dates. Payments must actually be received in the office to avoid additional charges.
If you use your banks “On-Line” payments such as “ Home Link “ be aware that the Town is actually sent a CHECK.
It may take up to two weeks for the Collector's office to receive the check from your bank.
Checks should be made payable to “ Town of North Reading”
Please enclose the remittance portion of the bill to ensure proper credit. If you would like a receipt, enclose a self addressed & 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 $30.00, plus applicable interest and charges will be added. It is illegal to submit “post-dated” checks for payment.
Credit Card and On-Line payments are now accepted at this time. Have your checkbook and bill ready
ONLINE payments can be accepted until midnight on the due date without incurring any additional charges. The Town of North Reading also accepts, Cash, Checks or Money Orders as form of payment.