Collector / Treasurer

Regular tax payments:  Town of Sudbury, PO Box 959, Sudbury, MA  01776

Overnight tax payments:  Treasurer's Office, Town of Sudbury, 278 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury, MA  01776

The Collector/Treasurer's Division is responsible for the collection of all monies due to the Town including:

Contact

  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • Email: webmaster@sudbury.ma.us
  • Phone: (978) 639-3376
  • Fax: (978) 443-8450
  • Flynn Building
    278 Old Sudbury Road
    Sudbury, MA 01776
    Payment drop box is located at Flynn Building (near US postal mailboxes)

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Paid Taxes Statement Request Use this form to request a Paid Taxes Statement (calendar year) for income tax purposes. Complete this form and return to the Treasurer's Office at treasurer@sudbury.ma.us January 13, 2014
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Parking Violation Appeal Form (PDF) Form for requesting a hearing to appeal a Sudbury parking violation.

**Must be appealed within 21 days of violation**

July 16, 2013
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Request Replacement Check from Town of Sudbury Use this form to request a replacement check from the Town of Sudbury. Complete this form and return to the Treasurer's Office only if a check issued to you or your company has been lost, destroyed or never received. May 24, 2012
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Sudbury Financial News Items PRESS RELEASE --

April 13, 2011 – Sudbury, MA

Sudbury Financial News Items

April 13, 2011
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FY10 Senior Tax Deferral Report July 6, 2011
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FY11 Senior Tax Deferral Report July 6, 2011
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FY12 Senior Tax Deferral Report June 13, 2012
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FY13 Senior Deferral Report June 19, 2013
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Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise Manual Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise Manual September 27, 1999
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Property & Excise Tax Information Provides information regarding the Treasurer/Collector office responsibilities for collecting property and excise taxes. August 24, 2010
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RESPA and Your Real Estate Tax Responsibilities RESPA and Your Real Estate Tax Responsibilities October 24, 2005
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Where can I make my tax payments online?

For 'same day' credit on your real estate, personal property or motor vehicle excise tax bills you may pay using Sudbury's Online Payment Banking System at:

             ⇒  UniPay Online

 

Where should I mail my tax payments?

For regular mail delivery:  Town of Sudbury, PO Box 959, Sudbury, MA  01776

For overnight delivery:        Treasurer's Office, Town of Sudbury, 278 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury, MA  01776

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How is excise tax computed?

The tax is based on a 12-month calendar year, and the rate is $25.00 per one thousand dollars of the valuation on each vehicle. Vehicle valuations are set annually by the Registry of Motor Vehicles according to a formula in the excise tax law. Present market value, condition, price paid, and mileage on the vehicle do not affect the excise tax.

What determines Massachusetts residency?
The following criteria, although not exclusive, can be used by state and local agencies and the courts to determine residency. By law, you are considered a Massachusetts resident if you receive a local property tax exemption, file a state resident income tax return or receive a rental deduction, register to vote here, enroll your dependents in a local public school or pay resident tuition for them at a state college or university, receive public assistance from the state, declare that mortgaged or insured property located here is your principal residence, or obtain any employment, benefit or privilege by claiming Massachusetts residency. You may be fined up to $1,000 per year if you illegally register in another state, or misrepresent the principal place your vehicle is garaged in this state. You are also subject to assessment for unpaid taxes with penalties and interest.
What if I don’t own the vehicle for the entire year?
Excises are prorated on a monthly basis. If you register a motor vehicle after the beginning of any calendar year, no excise will be imposed for those months, if any, which have fully elapsed before the vehicle is registered. If a vehicle is registered for any part of a month, however, the excise will be due for all of that month. If you sell or trade a vehicle or move during the year, you should generally pay the full excise tax when billed to avoid any penalties. You should then contact the Assessor’s office to determine your eligibility for an abatement or refund and the documentation required.
What is an excise tax?
Under Massachusetts General Laws (Chapter 60A), all Massachusetts residents who own and register a motor vehicle or trailer must annually pay a vehicle excise. The excise tax is levied by the town where the vehicle is principally garaged, and the revenues become part of the local community treasury.
Where can I find more information and answers to other questions about Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise taxes?
You can find more information on excise tax by visiting the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website, http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cisexc/excidx.htm

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How can I find out if my mortgage company has paid my tax bill?
You can call our office, and we will be happy to look up the payment records for your property.
How can my mortgage company get my bill?
By law, tax bills must be mailed to the property owner. The Town deals directly with several tax services that provide information to mortgage companies. Ask your mortgage company if they use one of these services. If your mortgage company requires a bill, they can set up a fee for service agreement with The Town or they can wait for you to send them your tax bill.
When are tax bills due?
Quarterly real estate tax payments are due August 1, November 1, February 1, and May 1. If those dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the due dates are the first normal business day thereafter. Postmarks are not accepted as paid dates, so be sure you leave enough time for delivery if paying by mail. You can also pay in person Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, at our office in the Flynn Building, 278 Old Sudbury Road. For your convenience, we have extended hours on the real estate tax due dates, closing at 7:00 pm on those days.
When are tax bills issued?

Sudbury’s Fiscal Year begins on July 1 and ends June 30. Real estate tax bills are issued twice a year, 30 days before the First and Third Quarter due dates.  The combination bills include payment stubs for two quarters.

Bill issued by June 30 has payment stubs for Q1 (due 8/1) and Q2 (due 11/1)

Bill issued by December has payment stubs for Q3 (due 2/1) and Q4 (due 5/1)

You may contact the Tax Office with billing questions or to obtain a duplicate bill. 

When is the deadline for filing for an abatement?
The application for an abatement must be filed on or before the due date of the first actual tax bill for the year. "Actual" refers to when the tax rate has been officially set for the fiscal year. Prior to rate setting tax bills are considered "preliminary". Typically, this means the deadline for filing an abatement is on or before February 1st, each year. For further details please contact the Assessor's Office at 978-443-8891 ext. 393
When making a tax payment, who do I make the check out to?
When making any tax payments to the Treasurer/Collector’s office, please make your check payable to “The Town of Sudbury”
Why isn't my name shown as the record owner on my tax bill?

The “Record Owner” field of the real estate tax bill must indicate the ownership as of January 1st. Although tax bills are issued quarterly, the ownership records may only be changed once a year. All deed transactions occurring within the calendar year are reflected in the subsequent July 1st tax bill. For example, all deed transactions recorded or registered between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2005 will be reflected in the July 1, 2006 tax bill. A property owner who purchases a property on January 2, 2005 has much longer to wait for the ownership records to roll over compared to the purchaser who closes on December 31, 2005. For both transactions the files roll over on July 1, 2006. In the interim, new owner names can be reflected in the mailing address field of your tax bill if you notify the Assessors Office of an ownership change.

Collector / Treasurertreasurer@sudbury.ma.us | (978) 639-3376

Name Position Office Location
Andrea Terkelsen Finance Director / Treasurer - Collector Flynn Building
Sharon Baumer Accounting Clerk Flynn Building
Kathleen Laporte Accounting Clerk Flynn Building
Melinda Connor Ass't Town Treasurer/Collector Flynn Building
Julia Cullen Financial Analyst Flynn Building

Finance Departmentfinance@sudbury.ma.us | 978-639-3376

Name Position Office Location
Rachel Persson-Ganimian Administrative Assistant Flynn Building
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