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Town of Heath
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Tax Title

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 part of the tax lien process.

Once the tax title lien has been recorded at the Registry the account is turned over to the Town Treasurer for collection. The property owner is again given an opportunity to pay the past due taxes and fees (redeem). If the property owner does not redeem the property in a timely manner the Treasurer may begin foreclosure proceedings in Land Court.

Some properties end up in Tax Title because the owner has moved and failed to advise the Town. Please contact the tax collector if you are not receiving tax bills

Appears in: Tax Collector FAQs

Calendar of Events
Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
Tue, Apr 20, 2021, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual Meeting Only
Posted to: Select Board
  • Attached File: 2021-4-20 SB AGENDA amended
  • Attached File: HAWLEMONT REGIONAL STUDY GROUP.docx
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    virtual - Zoom
    Posted to: Planning Board
  • Attached File: PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE posting
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    virtual - Zoom
    Posted to: Planning Board
  • Attached File: meeting posting 4-29-21
  • Fri, May 7, 2021, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    18 Jacobs Road
    Annual Town Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Sat, May 8, 2021, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    18 Jacobs Road
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    important UPDATES information on COVID-19 vaccination clinic to be held at Berkshire East on April 16 & 17
    To: Board Of Health News
    Required balloon test for Planning Board Special Permit application for monopole installation
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    Vaccination Clinic--April 24th, 10:00--12:00 noon, 18 Jacobs Rd., $20 per vaccine.
    To: Town Clerk
    Application to receive a mail-in ballot for the Annual Town Election.
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