Municipal Lien Certificate Request

Municipal Lien Certificates are prepared for $50 per parcel.

The Treasurer Collector Office has 10 business days by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 60 S23 in which to process a Municipal Lien Certificate request (MLC). Please be sure to submit your request in ample time.


Mail requests to: Town of Barre    40 West Street- Suite 387     Barre, MA 01005


Make payment via check payable to Town of Barre. All return mailing materials must be included with the MLC request, including a stamped self-addressed envelope, or we will not be able to process your items. Please Note: We are NOT a UPS pickup location. 


Municipal Lien Certificate is a legal document that lists all unpaid taxes as well as assessments and utility charges that remain due on a parcel. Each request must have a parcel number (obtained from the Assessors Office) and should include the property location as well as the current owner and a self-addressed stamped envelope. 

New Owner information should be sent directly to the Assessors Office.

It is essential for the new property owner to contact the Treasurer/Collector's Office to find out the mailing and due dates of future bills. Massachusetts General Law requires that the assessed owner as of January 1st of each year must be on the tax bill. Care Of information can be added through the Assessor Office.