The Collector’s office is responsible for collecting real estate tax, personal property tax, motor vehicle excise tax, and water / sewer bills. We also handle municipal lien certificates for real estate transactions and certification of tax account status for City permits.
The Treasurer’s office is responsible for the issuing of the city’s payroll and vendor checks. We also handle properties in tax title as well as all accounts receivable for the city.
30 calendar days after issuance of a bill.
All real estate property tax bills are issued on a quarterly basis on the following dates:
July 1 (preliminary)
October 1 (preliminary)
January 1 (actual)
April 1 (actual)
August 1st bill: July 1-September 30 (preliminary bill)
November 1st bill: October 1-December 31 (preliminary bill)
February 1st bill: January 1-March 31 (Actual bill)
May 1st: April 1-June 30 (Actual bill)
Failure to receive your tax bill does not excuse you from payment of taxes, or from the interest and fees that accrue on the outstanding balance(s). A tax bill is generated and mailed for every parcel in the City. It is the responsibility of the property owner to pay taxes regardless of receipt of a bill. Contact the Treasury Department to have a duplicate bill mailed to you. By operation of law, the tax bill is mailed to the record owner as of January 1 of the previous fiscal year. New property owners can have their name added to the bill (shows as “c/o” on the bill) by contacting the Assessing Department @ 781-897-5830.
Yes. Follow the “Online Bill Pay” link on the City main page. We currently accept payment of real estate property tax, personal property tax, excise and water/sewer taxes. Payment can be made either by credit card or an ACH check transfer. A processing fee will be assessed for all credit card payments. All ACH transfers are free of charge.
In order to update your address for your real estate or personal property tax bill, please contact the Assessor’s office at 781-897-5830.
To update a water bill address, please contact the Water Department at 781-897-5944.
No. Any sales of property or tax title possessions must be done in accordance with certain provisions set forth in M.G.L. Chapter 60
All permits (ie. building, electrical, plumbing, common victualer license etc.) applied for with the City of Woburn must have a f tax payment history review performed by the Treasurer/Collector’s office. The Treasurer/Collector form must be completed in entirety and signed by the applicant (property owner or tenant ONLY) including the parcel ID and ALL other parcel ID’s that the property owner and tenant, if any, have any beneficial interest in within the City of Woburn. Any incomplete forms may be delayed in processing.
Parcel I.D. (map, block, lot) may be found in records located in Assessors, Inspectional Sevices, and Collectors departments. This information is also listed on tax bills or online at: http://data.visionappraisal.com/WoburnMA
It is the responsibility of the applicant to retrieve this information.
The average turnaround time for a municipal lien request is 48 hours from the time of request receipt and payment. However during periods
of heavy volume it could be slightly longer.
Timothy J. Donovan
Treasurer / Collector
Deputy Treasurer / Collector