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Municipal Lien Certificates
Mass General Law Chapter 60, Section 23
The collector of taxes for any city, or for any town having more than five thousand inhabitants, as determined by the last preceding national or state census, shall, on written application by any person, and within 10 days thereafter, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays furnish to such applicant a certificate of all taxes and other assessments, including water rates and charges and other charges due.

The Treasurer's Office upon written request, including a self-addressed, stamped envelope and payment of the fee, will provide a Municipal Lien Certificate for properties located within the town.

Municipal Lien Certificate Fee Schedule
Land, Single, Two and Three Family
Farm and Forest Land
Other Undeveloped (vacant) Land of an Acre or More
Land with Four or more Family Residences
Commercial, Industrial or Utility

Obtaining a Certificate
Send a written request for a Municipal Lien Certificate that identifies the name of the property owner, property address (and parcel number if known) with an enclosed self-addressed postage paid return envelope and a check made payable to the Town of Needham in the amount of the required fee to:

Needham Tax Collector’s Office
Needham Town Hall 
1471 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02492