|Jacqueline Boudreau, CMMT, CMMC, Town Treasurer/Collector
Barbara Guilbault, CMMAT, CMMAC, Assistant Town Treasurer/Collector
Eileen Baldasarre, Payroll Bookkeeper
Kathy Colleran, Clerk
Lynn Curtin, Bookkeeper
Kathy Nelson, BookkeeperTown Hall, Second floor
Phone: (508) 261-7340
|The Treasurer/Collector’s Office is the central office for receipt for all payments. This includes Real Estate Tax, Personal Property Tax, Excise Tax, Water, Waste Water, and Electric bills. You might say one stop shopping for paying town bills.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING BILL PAYMENTS
The Town of Mansfield is now sending all payments for current bills to a Payment Processing Center in Chelsea. Please use the envelope that is provided with your bill(s) which is mailed to P.O. Box 9192, Chelsea, MA 02150-9192. Allow ample time for mail delivery as payments are posted when they are received. All payments mailed to or dropped off at Town Hall or the Electric Department will be shipped to the Chelsea center, so allow up to a week for processing.
If you choose to pay your bills electronically, we request that you do so through the Town’s web site. Read more…
Other Helpful Information
Questions about your bills can be answered by calling (508) 261-7340 during regular office hours.
General Bill Payment
THERE IS A DROP OFF BOX FOR PAYMENTS AT EXIT OF THE PARK ROW PARKING LOT. PAYMENTS MAY BE DROPPED OFF AT ANY TIME. PAYMENTS E PICKED UP FROM THE BOX AT 8:00 AM USING THE PRIOR BUSINESS DAY AS THE EFFECTIVE DATE.
Property Tax Bills
Real Estate Tax Bills and Personal Property Tax Bills are mailed twice per year and due 4 times per year. The bill is a one-page form with a Remittance stub for each quarter and a Taxpayer copy.
Preliminary Tax Bills: mailed on or before July 1st
Actual Tax Bills: mailed on or before December 31st
The Preliminary bills, which are the 1st and 2nd installments of the fiscal year, are due on August 1st and November 1st. The preliminary tax amount is based on the average of the prior fiscal year’s 4 quarters. The actual bill, the 3rd and 4th quarter installments are due on February 1st and May 1st. The actual bills are calculated after the tax rate is set, typically in November. Bills not paid by the due date accrue 14% interest per annum from the due date forward. Postmark dates are not accepted.
Excise Tax Bills
Annually the Commonwealth of Massachusetts allows each city or town to collect a tax for the ownership of a motor vehicle. It is based on $25.00 per $1,000 valuation, determined by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The major portion of these excise tax bills are usually sent out in February of each year. If you change your vehicle you will receive another bill during the year, however adjustments are made if plates are transferred or turn back into the Registry. To receive this adjustment you must bring proof to the Assessors Office. The proceeds of the Tax Bill stay in the city or town and help reduce the real estate property tax assessed. Some states call this a personal property tax.
Important to keep in mind is that excise bills are due in 30 days from the bill date. Within 10 days after the due date, a $5.00 Demand Fee is added to the balance which is due in 14 days from the date of the Demand bill. Shortly after the due date of the Demand bill, the account is transferred to the Town’s Deputy Collector, Kelley & Ryan Associates. The bill is then ‘on Warrant’ with the Deputy Collector and the Town no longer collects payment at Town Hall. The Deputy Collector also adds fees for the steps they take to collect the bill. Eventually, they can have the registration ‘Marked’ at the Registry of Motor Vehicles if the bill remains unpaid.