The Tax Collector is an elected official charged by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to enforce the state revenue and taxation code which includes the collection of various taxes.
The tax collector primarily collects property taxes that fund the activities of local government including the school system. The tax collector does not determine how much to collect. The voters at the Town Meeting set the budget for the town. Then the Board of Assessors determines the value of a parcel and applies the tax rates and any special assessments to the tax bill. The Tax Collector then has the responsiblity to collect the taxes based the tax bill. If you have questions about the value of your property you should contact the Assessor's office at (508) 867- 2930, Extension 16.