Beginning July 1, 2010, the positions of Treasurer and Collector of Taxes were combined into one. The Treasurer is responsible for the deposit, investment and disbursement of town funds. The Treasurer is authorized to issue debt authorized by town meeting, or statute, on behalf of the town, with approval of the Board of Selectmen. The treasurer determines the cash needs of the town and determines what is available to invest and when money needs to be borrowed to meet expenses. While only the Treasurer can sign checks to pay the towns' bills, the treasurer cannot release any funds until the warrant is prepared by the town accountant and approved by the Board of Selectmen. The Treasurer is also responsible for banking relations. The Collector of Taxes collects taxes and excises due to the town. Tax Collectors also pursue delinquent accounts. If you are having a problem with the payment of taxes, please contact the collectors' office for resolution. Non-payment of taxes may cause you to pay interest and additional collection charges. Additionally, non-payment of taxes may result in the loss of property. If you should have any questions about the role of the Treasurer, Collector or the office, please feel free to give us a call.
The Treasurer's Office is responsible for the receipt, posting, classifying, deposting and investment of all money belonging to the Town. This also includes the issuance of all town payroll and vendor checks on a biweekly basis. Other responsibilities include administration of Tax Title and Foreclosure accounts, Debt Service, Trust Funds, Investment and bank account reconciliations. The Collector's Office is responsible for collecting real estate, personal property and excise tax. All payments are recorded, posted, updated and deposited. The Collector's staff is committed to providing our customers with up to date information on their accounts in an effective and efficient manner.