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How to Pay a Bill
Payments must be received in the Collector's Office by the due date in order to be considered " on time".  Postmarks are not accepted.  This policy is in accord with the ruling of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue on what constitues " timely payments."

Check Dates
When you make a payment with any type of check, the check must be dated no later than the date on which you are tendering payment.  We cannot accept checks which are post-dated, that is are dated in the future.  Please remember this when you make out your check.  If you send a post-dated check, it will be returned to you, and we will ask you to change the date and to initial your change.

Insufficient Funds Checks
Any check which is returned to this office and, for whatever reason, is not honored by the payer's bank, will be subject to the satutory penalty as outlined in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 60,Section 57A.  The penalty is 1% of the face value of the check with a minimum charge of $25.00

If your check is returned to us, we will not redeposit it.  You will received a registered letter requesting good money within 14 days.  After 14 days we will turn the letter over to the Police Department. You will be brought to court for a fraudulent check charge.

Timely Payments
Payments must be received in the Collector's Office by the due date in order to be considered " on time".  Postmarks are not accepted.  This policy is in accord with the ruling of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue on what constitues " timely payments."

Methods of Payment
 

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