Municipal Lien Certificate

online requests & payments ($50.00 fee per parcel)

MLC Online Requests and Payment

Municipal Lien Certificates (MLC) is a legal document that lists taxes and assessments owed on a parcel. These documents are usually requested for the preparation of a purchase or refinance of a property for the protection of the property owner.
One MLC Request required for each Parcel
Please email to the Tax Collector's office at  for any information you need to complete the MLC request
Online Requests and Payment
Click here for MLC *Request Form to submit by U.S. Postal Mail (please print, complete, & follow instructions)

Mail MLC *Request Form to:

Attn: Tax Collector, Town of Townsend
272 Main Street
Townsend, MA 01469-1519 

  • Please do NOT mail to our Lockbox Service.
  • Effective 5/29/15 the Tax Collector's PO BOX 602 has been closed, please use street address listed above.
Written requests MUST include
  • Current Property Owner(s) Names; Parcel Location and Parcel ID: Map-Block-Lot; current legal Deed reference book & page; and identify type of transaction (purchase or refinance)
  • Requestor contact information and phone #
  • A pre-paid fee of $50.00 for each parcel request (make checks payable to TOWN OF TOWNSEND)
  • A self-addressed/stamped return envelope
  • Note if it is a Refinance, New Purchase, or Foreclosur