Our work in the Collecting Division involves collecting property taxes and all other monies due to the City while serving taxpayers in a professional, courteous manner.
We mail all tax bills and collect both current and delinquent taxes. We prepare and file tax takings and tax certification liens, issue municipal lien certificates, and prepare petitions for foreclosures with the Law Department. We also prepare property redemption certificates.
1 City Hall Square
Window M-30Boston, MA 02201-2004
Office hoursMonday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tips and resourcesTips and resources
We have some information to help you with common problems.
Look up property parcel data — including assessed values and tax information — for each property in the City.
When the City makes a public improvement, property owners in the area may be assessed a special property tax.
You can get a municipal lien certificate to find out how much tax you owe on a property.
If you register your car in Boston or own a boat in the City, you need to pay annual taxes related to your ownership.