The Responsbilities of the Treasurer/Collector's office:
The Treasurer's Office is responsible to many of the town's financial functions including employee payroll, vendor bills, tax title, short and long term borrowing for debt and reconciliation of all Town bank accounts.
The Collector's Office is responsible for the collection of all bills issued by the Town. (Motor Vehicle Excise, Personal Property, Real Estate and Water/Sewer. We are also responsible for collection of monies from other town departments. If you are mailing your payment it must be received in the Collector's Office by the due date. Postage Dates are Not Accepted. Late payments will accrue interest and late fees.
PLEASE NOTE: Any checks generated by your bank’s online bill pay service can take anywhere from 7-10 business days to be received in the Collector’s Office so please plan accordingly. Also, to help process your payment correctly you MUST include the TAX YEAR, BILL NUMBER and what the origin of the payment is for. Failure to include this information may put your payment at risk of further FEES and INTEREST.
UPDATE: As of 2011 the lockbox was changed to: Town of Hopedale, Lockbox Payment, PO Box 397, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Please make changes where necessary.
Bad check fee - $25.00 per check or 1-1/2% of the face value of said check whichever is higher. Legal fees received in the collection of Tax Title Cost.
Municipal Lien Certificates - MLC's are processed in this office for a fee of $50.00.
Demand Fee - $15.00.
DEPUTY TAX COLLECTOR FOR THE TOWN OF HOPEDALE
For any questions regarding any NOTICE OF WARRANT please contact:
Richard Tartaglia at 508-881-3149
Payments can be made online at www.MassCollector.com or by BANK CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY made payable to:
Town of Hopedale
P.O. Box 23
Ashland, MA 01721-0023