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Town of Heath
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Tax Collector

Tax Collector: Elizabeth Nichols (appointed annually)


The Tax Collector's Office is normally open on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Please call to schedule an appointment if those hours are not convenient for you. The Collector's Office has moved to the former school building at 18 Jacobs Road.

The Collector's Office will be closed from October 2nd through October 23rd. Regular hours will resume on October 30th. For urgent matters, please leave a phone message or send an email and the Collector will try to respond.

Phone: (413) 337-4934 Ext. #002
Fax: (413) 337-8542
Address: 18 Jacobs Rd. Heath, MA 01346
Mailing Address: PO Box 689 Heath, MA 01346


  • To check your outstanding balance
  • To pay a tax bill with a credit card or electronic transfer
  • To view your payment history
  • To print an annual payment summery for income tax deductions



Payments made using the Unibank Tax Pay Portal will not show up immediately in your payment history.


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Tax Collector FAQs

What is a motor vehicle excise tax? It is an annual tax for the privilege of registration. Every motor vehicle and trailer registered in Massachusetts is subject to excise tax unless expressly exempted. Registering a motor vehicle automatically triggers an excise tax. The city or town where the vehicle is principally garaged levies the excise annually. The Registry of Motor Vehicles prepares data for excise bills according to the information on the motor vehicle registration and sends it to the City or Town. Cities and Towns then prepare bills based on the excise data provided by the Regist...

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What is a municipal lien certificate? A municipal lien certificate (MLC) is a legal document that lists all taxes, assessments, sewer, trash, water and electric charges owed on a property. These documents are usually requested by law offices in preparation of a refinance or sale of a property. How do I get a municipal lien certificate? A request in writing should be sent to the Collector’s Office. Each request should include the property address, map and parcel ID number for the property (which can be obtained at the Assessor’s Office) and a self-addressed stamped envelope...

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When are real estate tax bills mailed and payments due? Tax bills are mailed twice a year but payments are due quarterly. The 1st and 2nd quarter bills are mailed together by July 1stand are due August 1st and November 1st; the 3rd and 4th quarter bills are mailed by January 1st and due February 1st and May 1st. If the due date falls on a weekend, the bills are due the following Monday. The tax bills are based on a fiscal year which runs from July 1 through June 30. Where should I mail my real estate tax payment? Please mail payment to: Tax Collector Town of Heath PO Box ...

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What is a Tax Title? If the account remains delinquent after June 30th of the fiscal year, a tax lien (a legal claim placed on property for debt) is placed on the property and is recorded with the Franklin County Registry of Deeds. In addition, the property is placed in the tax title system. A tax lien is the first step in the foreclosure process. All taxes, costs and interest must be paid to prevent foreclosure. Before a tax lien is placed on a property, the homeowner is notified by letter and given time to bring the taxes to a current status. An advertising in the local newspaper is also ...

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