Tax Collector's Office

Tax payments must be received by the Tax Collector by 4:00p.m. on the Due Date. NOTE: interest starts accruing per MA Gen. Law at midnight .
Pay Online (MUST include; Account (Bill) # and FISCAL YEAR) .
*Postal Mail Please mail payments using the pre-printed *Lockbox return envelopes included with your bill.

Lockbox service mailing address:

Town of Townsend - Tax Collector, PO Box 873, Reading MA 01867-0407

Please DO NOT send Water bill payments inside Tax payment lockbox encoded envelopes & vice-versa.

Please use separate payment check for each individual payment coupon.

* Payment Lockbox Service has been implemented so that there is NO delay in the deposit of the payment check. Payments are deposited the day they are received at the processing center. This will expedite the task of opening and sorting mail, scanning, and ensuring payment totals match. The Collector's Office will still do the actual posting of payments to your account effective the date of receipt. Payments & questions re: payments will continue to be accepted/handled in person at the Collector's Office in Memorial Town Hall, or email questions to
Electronic check from your bank account /E-bill payment checks; Please NOTE: There may be a delay in processing check payments from your bank account e-bill payment system as the payment is usually mailed as a paper check in bulk and are "rejected" from the Lockbox service as they must be posted manually & individually.

Use Account Reference field for Account (Bill) #

Use Memo field & state the Fiscal Year you are paying along with one of the following:

  • Real Estate: Parcel ID; Map-Block-Lot
  • Personal Property: Parcel ID #
  • Excise: Registration/Plate #  
FOR TAX ESCROW SERVICE COMPANIES - Send email request each quarter, at least 1month prior to due dates, to  for outstanding Real Estate Tax balances due

Fee of $160.00 per Quarter includes file to be generated and emailed to requesting Tax Escrow Service, and to process the Automated Payment File from the Tax Escrow Service.

>>>>> For corresponding payment file payments please contact above email to set up a wire transfer deposit or if manual check payment make check payable to Town of Townsend and send to Townsend Tax Collector 272 Main St. Townsend, MA 01469.